Every year, around 1,000 ships reach the end of their operating life. The European Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) was introduced to ensure proper vessel dismantling methods are used to achieve safe disposal or recycling of all ship components, including hazardous materials.
An Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) is a document which provide ship-specific information on the actual hazardous materials present on board in order to protect health and safety of the crew, and to protect health and safety of workers at ship recycling facilities and avoid environmental pollution when the ship is going for recycling.
It is mandatory for all ships larger than 500 tonnes to keep an IHM.
The inventory replaces the Green Passport, adopted in the Hong Kong International Convention in 2009, and is a requirement by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013.
Aries Greenship Solutions provides the following as part of IHM services: