• An Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) is a list of hazardous materials, waste, and stores, identifying their locations and approximate quantities on board the ship.
• The Ship Recycling Convention was adopted by the Hong Kong (HKG) International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, May 2009. Though not ratified yet, this is a MUST for all Green shipowners.
• Once the ship recycling convention enters into force, any ships which are greater than 500 gt will be required to maintain an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM). This inventory identifies, locates and lists out all hazardous and potentially hazardous materials onboard a vessel. Once the IHM has been reviewed by class, a Statement of Compliance (Green Passport) will be issued under the Hong Kong Convention.
• The development of the IHM will be a significant task for shipowners for both existing and new building ships once the convention is ratified and enters into force.