Germany Accedes to Hong Kong Convention for Safe Ship Recycling

Germany has become the latest country to accede to IMO's treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, known as the Hong Kong Convention. Germany becomes the thirteenth Member State to sign, ratify, or accede to the convention, which has not yet entered into force. Adopted in 2009, the Hong Kong Convention covers the design, construction, operation and … [Read more...]

Turkey Ratifies Hong Kong Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Shipbreaking

Turkey has ratified the IMO Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, becoming the first of the five major shipbreaking nations to ratify the treaty. The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, which is aimed at ensuring that ships sent for scrap do not pose a risk to human … [Read more...]

First Turkish Ship Breaker Receives Hong Kong Convention Compliance

A ship recycling facility in Izmir, Turkey has become the first yard in the country to receive a Statement of Compliance verifying that its shipbreaking facilities and practices are in line with the requirements of the Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling. The SoC was issued by international classification society ClassNK to ISIKSAN Ship Recycling, marking the first … [Read more...]

IMO Ship Recycling Convention Gets Boost from Panama

The International Maritime Organization's effort to implement new international regulations intended to the promote safe and environmentally sound ship recycling received a major boost this week with ratification by the world's largest largest flag state. On Monday Panama became the fifth IMO Member State to accede to the IMO's Hong Kong International … [Read more...]

Alang Ship Recyclers’ Compliance Shows Not All Breakers Are Bad, Says Largest Cash Buyer

  The world's largest cash buyer of ships for recycling says that this week's news that two ship recycling yards in Alang, India have received Hong Kong Convention status for the safe recycling ships shows that there are some responsible yards along Alang's infamous stretch of beach. The cash buyer, GMS, welcomed the news that the two yards, Kalthia and Priya Blue … [Read more...]