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ISO 30 000 for ship recycling facilities: Good or bad?

A short blog this week since Robin and I are working flat out on various projects. So more a contemplative session this time, focusing on ISO ship recycling facility certification – what’s out there, and how can you tell if it’s worth the paper it’s printed...

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The recycling of Rainbow Warrior II – no winners here

In mid-November we received the rather astonishing news that the Rainbow Warrior II was to be scrapped in Bangladesh. What could have been a landmark example of how to plan for and then scrap a ship has turned into a torrid mess, where nobody wins. Codename ‘Opération...

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Talcum powder, asbestos, and 4.7 billion dollars

Image: Anthophyllite asbestos altering to talc, upstate New York Apologies for a second successive blog on asbestos, and it’s going to get a bit techie; but the numbers are big and scary – and they’re very relevant to ships, hazards and recycling. The problem with...

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IMO MEPC 73 – Where was Ship Recycling? (Part 2 of 2)

Last week we focussed on MEPC 73 and the near silence on ship recycling issues. We noted the lack of support and drive for ratification of the Hong Kong Convention; only the briefest of mentions about ship recycling in the Secretary General’s keynote speech; and the...

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IMO MEPC 73 – Where was Ship Recycling? (Part 1 of 2)

MEPC 73 Last week we reported positively about the reinvigoration of the Industry Working Group on Ship Recycling – and took heart that the meeting was held at IMO. However, at this critical point for the Hong Kong Convention, MEPC 73 left all concerned with a series...

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The closest crocodile to the canoe…

Ship recycling was back on the international agenda yesterday with the reformation, by ICS, of the Industry Working Group on Ship Recycling, which met at IMO yesterday. Marprof’s Robin Townsend was in attendance, representing the Royal Institution of Naval Architects...

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Marprof give EU Ship Recycling Reg training at EMSA

On 13th June, Robin, on behalf of Marprof Environmental, gave a training presentation to government officials and port state control supervisors on Inventories and the new EU Ship Recycling Regulation. This is part of the training schedule being arranged by EMSA and...

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