August 27, 2020 Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)

New Regulation
The new European Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) entered into force at the end of 2013, and the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) was adopted in MAY 2009. Both of these regulations place responsibility on Shipowners, Shipbuilders, suppliers, recycling facilities and national authorities to ensure the safe environmentally viable management of HazMats as well as the sustainable recycling of Ships.
A fundamental requirement of these regulations is the documentation of Hazardous Materials onboard ships. New and existing ships of 500 GT and above will have to carry an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and the related International Certificate of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (ICIHM) onboard. This means that over 50,000 ships will have to comply with regulation.


The IHM Consists of three (3) Parts:
PART I: Hazardous materials contained in the Ship’s Structure and equipment
PART II: Operationally generated wastes
PART III: Stores
(PART II & III Should be prepared only prior Recycling)

Regulation Implementation:
  • • EU-Flagged Newbuildings are required to have onboard a verified IHM with a statement of Compliance at the latest by 31 December 2018.
  • • Existing EU-Flagged vessels are required to have onboard a verified IHM with statement of compliance at the latest by 31 December 2020
  • • Non-EU-Flagged vessels calling EU ports are also required to have onboard a verified IHM with a statement of compliance at the earliest by 31 December 2020


M&C GROUP provided services
To ensure smooth compliance and certification, we offer expert solutions for drawing up your IHM.
Our firm is fully approved service provider by BV and LR and has official authorization by the Administrations of LIBERIA and MARSHALL ISLANDS for IHM preparation.
Company’s Naval Architects / Engineers have been certified as “Approved Hazmat Experts” by DNV-GL and RINA and may assist you to be among the first Shipping Companies with an effective process for generation correct IHMs.

Preparation of IHM Part I (Work Process):
  • • Investigation and Collection of Necessary information / Documentation from Shipping Company
  • • Assessment of all collected information / documents / plans, etc
  • • Preparation of Visual/Sampling Check Plan
  • • Onboard Inspection, Visual & sampling Check Survey
  • • Preparation of IHM Part I with associated documentation, plans, photos, laboratory analysis tests, etc
  • • IHM Part I shall be checked and certified by Shipowners selected Classification Society


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