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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 recycling an overview of regulatory and industry developments

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
ship recycling
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

tim.wilkins@intertanko.com