YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES - THE HONG KONG CONVENTION
The Hong Kong Convention states that all ships to be sent for recycling are required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials, which will be specific to each ship.
An appendix to the Convention provides a list of hazardous materials the installation of which is prohibited or restricted in shipyards, ship repair yards and ships of Parties to the Convention.
Ships are required to have an initial survey to verify the inventory of hazardous materials, additional surveys during the lifetime of the ships and a final survey prior to recycling.
HOW WE PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK
Our experience is our most valuable asset. With many years conducting asbestos surveys we have a highly skilled workforce capable of carrying out surveys on demanding and complex vessels and installations.
Our specifically customised protocols and specialised approach to marine asbestos identification protects both crews and ship-breaking operatives ensuring the occupational risks of exposure are negligible.
THE VALUE OF YOUR 'GREEN PASSPORT'
Once completed your 'Inventory of Hazardous Materials' or Green Passport as it is more widely known will provide you, the ship owner, with a comprehensive report detailing the types and condition of hazardous materials found on the vessel. This report can be future proofed and updated as and when changes to the vessel are made.
As well as ensuring the safer and more environmentally friendly dismantling of ships the Green Passport is an essential
document when it comes to promoting good
hazard management, cost efficient recycling and maximising your long-term investment.