Inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) is one of the requirements of the Hong Kong convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. The conference where the convention was held was attended by members of 63 countries. It was held in 2009. The convention would become necessary by 2015 and then all the vessels which weigh over 500 GT will have to carry the inventory.
The purpose of an IHM survey is to provide ship owners, managing agents, crews, engineers and workers with a management report of all the hazardous materials, which are on-board the vessel.
The main materials that the IHM survey covers are; Asbestos, PCB’s TBT’s ODS and PFOS. Other materials maybe determined in later part of the report (PBDE, PBB, Mercury & lead).
We can carry out the IHM survey around your schedule, this can be carried out while the vessel is in China port. The IHM Report is valid for 5 years and requires an annual inspection by a competent person.