Posted by: Global Maritime | Date: September 17, 2020
Global Maritime is quickly becoming experts within Inventory Hazardous Material (IHM) for all types of vessels. Since the beginning of 2020 we have carried out more than 50 inspections on behalf of ship owners, and we now have large pool of trained IHM inspectors and certified HAZMAT experts. Both our experts and Global Maritime as company are class approved for IHM services.
Piotr Gussmann, our regional manager in, Gdynia has been leading our IHM development and states:
“With our long history and track record within marine inspections it was a logical step to include IHM services to our current portfolio of inspections services. Dedication to improving safety, health, environment and welfare of the maritime industry is what Global Maritime has been known for the past forty years.”
Background: The new IHM regulations, guided by the European directives (1257/2013) and the Hong Kong IMO convention, entered into force in 2013 and 2009 respectively: their purpose is to ensure that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment. By the end of 2020, all existing ships under any European Union flags and any other flagged vessels intending to enter European Union waters must provide an inventory of the materials from which the vessel is built, including the Inventory of Hazardous Materials. Shipowners must produce a certificate of compliance with the EU and IMO Hongkong Convention regulations to evidence IHM compliance.
Innovation: Global Maritime has developed our own software for IHM Surveys. We use a web-based application to prepare inspections plans and surveys onboard vessels are registered on a mobile phone application (app). This has reduced post inspection work to the minimum and ensured we offer this service with both top efficiency and quality.