Yuvraj Thakur, General Manager, Verifavia Shipping-IHM: How can we Improve Ship Recycling Regulation?
The Hong Kong (HK) International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was adopted in May 2009. Its entry into force will happen 24 months after ratification by at least 15 states, representing 40% of world merchant shipping by gross tonnage, and combined maximum annual ship recycling volume not less than 3% of their combined tonnage. Last year, the 10 th anniversary of the Convention was marked by the ratification by India, the 15 th country, representing a huge step forward for the industry.
As India is home to a large proportion of ship recycling activities, these new regulations will impact the country’s processes and national ship workers on a huge scale. Only once fully ratified and approved will we see the Convention come into force and understand exactly how it impacts the industry, but this is not far away from being implemented.[...]
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