Copy
Here is the latest Class News from Lloyd's Register Marine..
logo Class News No. 37/2013

12 December, 2013
 
Statutory Alert: Entry into force of the European Union Ship Recycling Regulation
Applicability: Ships of at least 500gt flying the flag of an EU member state and ships flying the flag of a non-EU member state calling at a port or anchorage of an EU member state

 

The European Union (EU) Regulation on Ship Recycling* will enter into force on 30 December, 2013.
 
The regulation’s initial impact will be limited because most requirements do not come into effect immediately. Some will come into effect at a fixed time while others are conditional on the official published ship recycling capacity available for EU-flagged ships.
 
Key aspects of the regulation
The regulation is mostly aligned with the IMO Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling (the Hong Kong Convention) but some aspects differ. There was a general expectation that the regulation would require EU member states to ratify the Hong Kong Convention, but it only “authorises” member states to ratify parts of it.
 
The regulation requires the establishment of a list of approved ship recycling facilities (the ‘EU list’) which meet the design, construction and operation requirements of the EU but may be anywhere in the world. EU facilities will be approved by national authorities and non-EU facilities by independent verifiers. The list is expected not later than 31 December, 2016. 
 
EU-flagged ships will be required to engage a recycling facility from the EU list to prepare a ship recycling plan prior to recycling. This requirement will not apply until six months after the list includes sufficient capacity.
 
An inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) will be required for all ships entering EU ports, as well as for EU-flagged ships. Newbuilds will need an IHM not later than 31 December, 2018. Ships going for recycling will need an IHM as soon as the EU list is published, but not before 31 December, 2014.
 
The requirements for an IHM are expected to be more onerous than for the Hong Kong Convention’s IHM, specifically concerning accuracy and comprehensiveness. Guidance is expected to be produced by the European Commission on implementation.
 
The regulation provides clarity on the movement of ships to be recycled by amending the European Waste Shipment Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006) and declaring it not applicable to ships.
 
The official text of the regulation can be found here 
 
Support from Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register can support you with implementation of the regulation through our range of ship recycling services. These include IHM verification, based on our extensive experience, with more than 1,400 IHM contracts in place, and other services for meeting the requirements of the Hong Kong Convention.
 
* The full title of the Regulation is Regulation (EU) No 157/013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 on ship recycling and amending Regulation (EC) No 1013/006 and Directive 009/16/EC
 

For further information

Speak to one of our experts at your local Lloyd's Register Group office. Or contact:

robin.townsend@lr.org
+44 (0)2380 249731 


Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook| Follow on Linked In | Forward to a friend

Lloyd’s Register and variants of it are trading names of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Copyright © Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. 2013. A member of the Lloyd’s Register group.

Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective officers, employees or agents are, individually and collectively, referred to in this clause as ‘Lloyd’s Register’. Lloyd’s Register assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable to any person for any loss, damage or expense caused by reliance on the information or advice in this document or howsoever provided, unless that person has signed a contract with the relevant Lloyd’s Register entity for the provision of this information or advice and in that case any responsibility or liability is exclusively on the terms and conditions set out in that contract.

Unsubscribe from this list | Update subscription preferences | Privacy policy