London: Wallenius Marine AB has attained a Lloyd’s Register approved Inventory of Hazardous Materials (also known as a Green Passport) for its vehicle carrier Tristan demonstrating early compliance with the new Ship Recycling Convention
‘The Ship Recycling Convention (IMO Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships) was adopted at an International Maritime Organization (IMO) conference in Hong Kong this week. It aims to improve standards of safety and reduce environmental pollution from the recycling of ships. The Convention will require ships to have an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), essentially a document that contains an inventory of all the materials onboard a ship that may be hazardous to people’s health or the environment, and that require careful handling or special awareness. The IHM awarded to Tristan was approved by Lloyd’s Register EMEA’s Green Passport Approval Team in Southampton, UK, ensuring that the IHM and the associated sampling plan are in compliance with the requirements of the new Convention. A surveyor from the Lloyd’s Register Group’s Cartagena de Indias office, in Colombia, attended the vessel to verify that the IHM was a reasonable representation of any hazardous materials on board.