18 September 2017

ClassNK helps with HKC verification in Philippines

Classification society ClassNK has completed a document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros) (TSRNI).

This review will help verifying that the facility is in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC) and marks the first application by a recycling facility in Southeast Asia submitted to ClassNK for verification, as well as the first facility designed to comply with the HKC standard from its planning stage.

TSRNI is planned to build the facility in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, to be operated under the umbrella of Tsuneishi Group.

In preparation for the completion of the facility, TSRNI developed the SRFP required to obtain certification from a competent authority, according to the HKC. ClassNK reviewed the SRFP to ensure that the document met with the HKC requirements.

As the final part of the verification process, ClassNK will conduct the on-site inspection, including checks on facilities and actual recycling practices, when ship recycling work commences at TSRNI, to confirm its processes conform to the SRFP. 

Source: tanker operator. 25 August 2017

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