3 Environment & MARPOL3.1 Ship Recycling – Update Tripartite – Tokyo, 15-16 October 2010 Paul Sadler IACS Permanent Representative to IMO
The Convention Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 • Adopted: 15 May 2009 • Application: • Ships of 500GT and above engaged on international voyages • Conditions of entry into force: • Numbers of contracting States: 15 • Percentages of world tonnage of States (I) : 40% • Maximum of annual ship recycling volume of states during the preceding 10 years of the gross tonnage of states(I): 3% • 24 monthsafter the date on which the above conditions are met 2
The Convention Outline of the Ship Recycling Convention Requirements for Recycling Facilities Requirements for Ships Preparation for Recycling Construction Operation Prohibit/Restrict hazardous materials Initial/Periodical Survey PSC Final Survey Authorization of recycling facilities Issuance of international Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Materials Issuance of International Ready for Recycling Certificate Development and maintenance of (Part I) Inventory of Hazardous Materials New ships:during construction Existing ships:not later than 5 years after the entry into force of the Convention Ship Recycling Plan Updating of Inventory (Parts II and III)
Guidelines Convention will require following Guidelines to facilitate consistent and global implementation. Guidelines for the development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM guidelines) – resolution MEPC .179(59) Guidelines for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling (facility guidelines) Guidelines for the development of the Ship Recycling Plan (SRP guidelines) Guidelines for the authorization of Ship Recycling Facilities (authorisation guidelines) Guidelines for survey and certification Guidelines for inspection of ships
Guidelines MEPC has acknowledged and agreed that all Guidelines must: • provide objective performance-based standards or high-level objectives which will add clarity to the requirements of the Convention, and not themselves need further explanation/interpretation; • not provide guidance on activities that are outside the scope of the Convention, or create new requirements in addition to those intended by the Convention; and • address their respective scopes and do not overlap, or in the rare instances where overlap is unavoidable, ensure consistency and eliminate conflicts.
MEPC 61 At MEPC61, the Working Group (WG) discussed … • ‘facility guidelines’ • ‘SRP guidelines’ • ‘authorisation guidelines’ • (IACS proposals for) amending ‘IHM guidelines’ CG was re-established to develop further the draft text of ‘facility guidelines’ and ‘SRP guidelines’ plus ‘authorization guidelines’ with a view to adoption at MEPC62
MEPC 61 Facility guidelines • Guidance related to “enclosed space entry” and recent outcome of DSC 15 was not resolved. • WG conclusion: facility guidelines will be further discussed in the CG. SRP guidelines • Extensive debate on language, options and concepts of the SRP guidelines. • WG conclusion: SRP should be based on DASR (Document of Authorization to conduct Ship Recycling) – not on the SRFP and draft structure of SRP guidelines agreed.
MEPC 61 Authorisation guidelines • First draft presented by France, Germany and Turkey. • WG conclusion: Provisional list of comments developed. (Amendments to) IHM guidelines • MEPC 61/3/7 (IACS) WG supported the proposal in principle. It will be reconsidered at MEPC 62. • MEPC 61/3/8 (ICS et al)WG agreed that action is needed to further define threshold values and exemptions. Relevant submissions have been invited for consideration at MEPC 62.