This proposal is recommended to shipowner for development of Part 1 of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) via onboard survey (both visual check and sampling check), which is necessary to apply for the International Certification on Inventory of Hazardous Materials (ICIHM). The Hazardous Materials (HazMat) were specifically confined in the Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 to Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.
This proposal is applicable for existing cargo ship, offshore vessel and facility or equivalent, however, the newbuilding ship, or passenger ship, can be applicable partly or analogously based on the agreement with the client.
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND RECYCLING OF SHIPS, 2009. (SR/CONF/45),
2011 GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INVENTORY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (MEPC.197(62)),
SOLAS amendments, including MSC.99(73)，MSC.282(86),
GUIDELINES FOR MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING OF ON-BOARD MATERIALS CONTAINING ASBESTOS (MSC/Circ.1045),
INFORMATION ON PROHIBITING THE USE OF ASBESTOS ON BOARD SHIPS (MSC.1/Circ.1374),
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/3-5 (MSC.1/Circ.1379),
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/3-5 (MSC.1/Circ.1426),
INSTRUCTION TO SHIP OWNERS , SHIPPING COMPANIES AND RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS (RO’S) BAN ON THE USE OF ASBESTOS ON BOARD SHIPS (Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate),
ASBESTOS: THE SURVEY GUIDE (HSG 264 by British Health and Safety Executive),
STOCKHOLM CONVENTION ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS,
MONTREAL PROTOCOL ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER,
International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001,
Guidelines for Brief Sampling of Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (resolution MEPC.104(49)),
3, Investigation Procedure
The investigation procedure were in line with 2011 GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INVENTORY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (MEPC.197(62)), which can be demonstrate in the following diagram:
Step 1, Information collection, such information includes ship drawings and plans of as-built version, which contains but not limits General Arrangement, Insulation Arrangement, Deck covering Plan, Engine Room Arrangement, Machinery List, Material Declaration(MD), Supplier’s Document of Conformity (SDoC).
Step 2, Documents analysis, identify and assess the presence risk of each kind of HazMat.
Step 3, Draft Visual and Sampling Check Plan (VSCP), and submitted to client if required. Contact the Class Society in advance, if required, this VSCP also needs to be approved by the Class Society.
Step 4, Conduct the onboard survey based on the agreed/approved VSCP.
Step 5, Reporting and preparation of Part 1 of IHM based on the onboard survey and sample analysis.
During the whole project, the client, HazMat Expert, Class Society need to collaborate closely for the final International Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Materials (ICIHM). The collaboration can be demonstrated into the following diagram.
4, Investigation Requirements
4.1, The HazMat as following listed in the Appendix 1 of Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (SR/CONF/45) is compulsory for both existing ships and newbuilding ships.
4.2, The HazMat as following listed in the Appendix 2 of Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (SR/CONF/45), except the any hazmat listed in the Appendix 1 is voluntary for for an existing ship, during survey onboard, these HazMat should be checked as far as possible, but compulsory for newbuilding ships.
4.3, The HazMat listed in the Appendix 2 (except “any hazardous materials that listed in Appendix 1” ) that are inherent in solid metals or metal alloys, provided they are used in general construction, such as hull, superstructure, pipes, or housings for equipment and machinery are not required to be listed in the Inventory.
4.4, Any equipment, systems and/or areas of the ship that cannot be accessed for checks should be classified as "potentially containing Hazardous Material"(PCHM).
Upon the accomplishment of the investigation, an investigation report will be released to the client in time (normally 7 working days later), together with it, an Inventory of Hazardous Materials will also be prepared for application for ICIHM to class society. Generally, the investigation report will contain the following annexes:
Approved VSCP (if required by class society)
Visual and Sampling Check Records (VSCR)
Location Diagram of Detected Hazardous Materials
Photos of Checkpoints
Laboratory Analysis Report
CTI Qualification Documentation