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Debrief: Preparing for Compliance with Ship Recycling Requirementss

In 2005, the IMO General Assembly adopted Resolution A.981(24) which directed the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to develop a new legally binding instrument on ship recycling. The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was subsequently adopted at a diplomatic conference held in Hong Kong in May 2009. The Hong Kong Convention applies to ships of 500GT or more engaged in international trade and flying the Flag of a Party to the Convention or operating under the authority of a Flag of a Party to the Convention, and to ship recycling facilities operating under the jurisdiction of a Party to the Convention.

This debrief is intended to provide owners and operators with an overview of how to gain and maintain compliance with the Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) requirements.

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