09 March 2017

Ship Recycling Operating in Compliance with the Hong Kong Convention are the way forwards for the industry

GMS organised with great success, its 3rd Annual Work Retreat in the heart of ship recycling, in Bhavnagar, India earlier this month. The GMS team flew in from across the world in order to participate at the 3-day retreat, where many interesting ideas were exchanged. On the 1st day of the retreat, a mini (half-day) conference was held, where the local (Indian) and Bangladeshi yard owners were given the opportunity to speak and express their views on various topics surrounding ship recycling and also green ship recycling – an increasingly important facet of recycling in the Indian sub-continent.

Later that day, Team GMS visited a selection of ship recycling yards that are operating in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention guidelines for the Safe & Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and had the opportunity to meet and discuss with members of the staff at the various yards about safety and training of workers, whilst taking pictures of their recently concluded vessels that had just arrived Alang. Over 200 guests enjoyed a festive Gala Dinner later that evening at the famous Nilambag Palace, a well-maintained Palace in Bhavnagar, where GMS also hosted an award ceremony to commemorate their business associates and recyclers for their cooperation over the last 25 years of GMS in ship recycling.

Source: hellenic shipping news. 03 March 2017

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