19 December 2013

Third Chinese shipbreaker certified under Hong Kong Convention

Jiangsu Changrong Steel has become the fourth ship recycling facility in the world to earn Hong Kong Convention certification, after ClassNK issued a Statement of Compliance.

The facility, located on the Yangtze River in China’s Jiangsu Province, was found to be compliant with Hong Kong Convention stipulations that its recycling methods be both safe and environmentally sound, after ClassNK auditors carried out a thorough investigation of the facility and the contents of its Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP).

Now Hong Kong certified, Jiangsu Changrong joins two other Chinese yards, Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel in Guangdong, certified December 2012, and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Marine Service in Liaoning, certified September 2013, as well as Japan’s Miyaji Salvage in Kagawa, certified December 2013. All four ship recycling facilities have been certified by ClassNK.

Source: sea trade global. 19 December 2013

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