Japan-headquartered classification society ClassNK has issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) to two ship recycling facilities in Gujarat, India.
Shree Ram Vessel Scrap Pvt. and Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. have been verified in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).
Both recycling facilities have carried out substantial improvements to their facilities in a bid to create safer and green ship recycling.
As well as this they have developed the Ship Recycling Facility Plans (SRFPs) required for a competent authority’s certification according to the HKC.
Shree Ram and Leela were reviewed and ClassNk confirmed that their processes follow the respective SRFPs in addition to conducting on-site inspections before issuing the SoC.
The SoC was issued based on purely technical verifications of the facilities by ClassNK, as well as encouraging safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in accordance with the HKC.
Source: maritime journal. 15 January 2016