Fairport Yacht Support 07-2020 Advisory to Master, IHM – Local Florida Approved Service Supplier
For yachts entering European waters after the 31 December 2020, a new EU regulation the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) will be in force. This is similar to the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) which has yet to be ratified on a global basis. What this means to you is that an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) will need to be made and certified by Class for any vessel over 500GT regardless of Flag or Registration. The HKC is expected to be ratified this year or early next year and enforcement will begin at a later date as all new conventions do.
The IHM must be conducted by an independent Haz Mat expert, materials aboard logged and representative samples of materials sent to independent laboratories for Haz Mat analysis.
Fairport Yacht Support has worked diligently to secure an approved vendor in the area, previously there are some operating in Europe, Canada, and the Far East, but none in the USA equipped to work on yachts.
We are pleased to recommend the following local contact:
Hartmann Brothers Marine Services & Consultancies
Julio C. Moscoso
Phone: 954 999 9245
Please view the attached advisory for more information.June 4, 2020