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...]

Alang Shipbreakers Awarded Hong Kong Convention Compliance

  Two Alang ship recycling facilities have received Statements of Compliance (SoC) verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009. The SoCs, which were issued by classification society ClassNK, were awarded to R. L. Kalthia Ship Breaking and Priya Blue Industries … [Read more...]