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Ship Recycling An Overview of Regulatory and Industry Developments . Environmental Issues Brief Summary of Latest developments. Environmental Summary Ballast Water Availability of technology to meet the 2009 deadline – no Possible delay in application of the Convention – 2010 or 2011

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Ship RecyclingAn Overview of Regulatory and Industry Developments

Environmental IssuesBrief Summary of Latest developments


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Environmental Summary

Ballast Water

  • Availability of technology to meet the 2009 deadline – no

  • Possible delay in application of the Convention – 2010 or 2011

    Anti-fouling Systems

  • Total of 24 states have ratified the Convention representing 16.63% of the world’s tonnage – Panama announced it would ratify the Convention this year (adding the state plus 21.46% in tonnage)

  • Note EU will not allow any ship with tin-based anti-fouling on its hull after 1st January 2008

    Reception Facilities

  • IMO Correspondence Group

  • PRF Forum

    • Advance Notification Forms

    • Waste delivery receipt

    • Guide to Good Practice

    • Recycling options


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Environmental Summary

Biofouling – an emerging issue

  • New Zealand, Australia, UK, FOEI and the IUCN proposal for a new work item on Biofouling (Development of international measures for minimizing the translocation of invasive species through biofouling of ships) was agreed and submissions invited to the BLG sub-Committee – consideration would be given to:

    • developing Guidelines for the adoption by MEPC

    • linking measures to the AFS Convention

    • linking measures to the BWM Convention

    • developing a new Convention

  • Environmental Committee considerations;

    • Heriot-Watt University Report

    • Targeted solutions

      • vegetative, animal, bacteria (slime)

      • high risk vessels

      • Brushing not a satisfactory option/solution


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    Ship Recycling

    • Regulatory Developments

      • IMO

      • Regional

    • INTERTANKO Activity

    • Issues for Consideration


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    Ship Recycling

    • Regulatory Developments

      • IMO

        • May 2007 - Intersessional Working Group

        • July 2007 - MEPC 56, Working Group

        • January 2008 - Intersessional Working Group

        • April 2008 - MEPC 57, Working Group (Articles and Regulations)

        • June 2008 - IMO Council (endorse date for Diplomatic Conference)

        • October 2008 - MEPC 58 Working Group, (finalize draft Convention)

        • April 2009 - Diplomatic Conference, (Adoption of Convention)


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    Ship Recycling

    • Regulatory Developments

      • IMO

        • MEPC 56, Working Group, July 2007

          • Slow progress on operational and practical matters

          • Bilateral agreement discussion prevailed (party states and non-party states)

          • Consideration of Guidelines after Convention adoption

            • Serious concern for industry in terms of IHM development

        • Intersessional Working Group, January 2008

          • Review draft Convention, more detailed discussion on:

            • IHM

            • Surveys

            • Ready for recycling criteria definition (IWG submission)


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    Ship Recycling

    • Regulatory Developments

      • EU

        • Green Paper, ‘Better Ship Dismantling’

          • Global solution through IMO, but…

          • Opens possibility for regulating through European or International waste instruments

          • Suggests standards for global recycling facilities to European environmental and safety levels

          • Port state control of suspected vessels

          • Provides basis for the development of interim measures (voluntary and/or mandatory)

          • Industry voluntary action promoted (Interim period)


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    Ship Recycling

    • INTERTANKO Activity

      • Interim Measures

        INTERTANKO Interim Strategy adopted in essence by the Industry Working Group (IWG)

    • INTERTANKO

    • Hazardous Materials Inventory

    • Recycling Facility

    • Minimize residues on board

    • Ship Recycling Plan

    • Delivery Declaration

    • IWG

    • Yard Selection

    • Inventory of Hazardous Materials

    • Gas Freeing

    • Ship Recycling Plan

    • Reporting to Flag State


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    Ship Recycling

    • Issues for Consideration

      • Inventory of Hazardous Materials

        • Delivered with all new buildings

          • Suppliers declaration requirements

        • Existing ships

          • Gathering of information

          • Documentation

        • Survey (flag) and Inspection (port)

        • Guidelines

          • Development of IHM

          • Sampling Plan/Guideline


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    Ship Recycling

    • Issues for Consideration cntd.

      • Hazardous Materials

        • Construction limitations (prohibition and restriction)

        • Technical Group decision – bypass other Conventions?

        • Safe and environmentally sound removal of hazardous substances

      • ‘Green’ facilities

        • Authorized facilities

        • Convention implementation

          • Bilateral agreements

          • Readiness of recycling industry

          • Availability of green market/facilities for owners


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    Not only…Regional Manager Asia-Pacific

    …but alsoEnvironmental Manager

    Tim Wilkins

    [email protected]


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