Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors
Action Date: Immediate
From December 31, 2018, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 requires all vessels sailing under an EU member state flag to be recycled in a yard included in the List of Approved Ship Recycling facilities issued by the EU.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union aims to reduce the negative impacts linked to the recycling of ships flying the flag of Member States of the Union. The Regulation lays down requirements that ships and recycling facilities have to fulfil in order to make sure that ship recycling takes place in an environment sound and safe manner.
The European List was last updated on 6 December 2018 (see the list attached).
European ship owners own 35 percent of the world fleet. A large percentage of these is being dismantled on beaches in South Asia, under conditions which are often harmful to workers’ health and the environment.
According to information publicly available from the EU, another 28 ship recycling facilities located outside the EU have applied for inclusion in the European list of ship recycling facilities and the commission said it is currently assessing how these yards comply with the requirements for such inclusion (see the list attached).
Questions have been raised though from various international shipping associations on the actual capability of the EU listed recycling facilities for recycling a large ship such as a Panamax size or larger.
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July 5th, 2019 – PHRS Head Office