At its 7th General Meeting in Dubai, the Netherlands based International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) members underlined the importance of meeting European Union Ship Recycling requirements.
The new EU Regulation aims to mandatorily enforce EU flagged ships to only use environmentally sound recycling yards and ISRA will prepare its members to be listed as approved yards.
ISRA chairman, Turkish recycler Adem Simsek said: “Our customers more and more require certified yards. Therefore we will push our members to update their facilities in line with European requirements. Not only infrastructure but also management systems will be high on the agenda.”
With its ten members, ISRA offers more than sufficient capacity to dismantle the number of EU ships phased out annually, in an environmentally sound and safe manner.
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Source: maritime journal. 25 March 2013