Lucion Marine can offer ship owners help in preparing a Ship Recycling Plan
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called upon Singapore based ship owners to stop selling their end of life ships filled with hazardous waste to beach-breaking yards in developing countries because of effects on the environment and local communities.
The platform is a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations who work together to prevent dangerous and polluting shipbreaking across the world.
Executive Director Patrizia Heidigger recently stated at the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that, “It is now time for South East Asian ship owners to join the front runners of the maritime industry mainly based in Europe and say no to a practice that is harming the environment and people.”
Lucion Marine have offices in both London and Singapore and offer hazard management to those who work in shipping operations. They have internationally recognised and accredited laboratories which equip Lucion to provide services in hazardous material identification.
Ship recycling in today’s world needs to be done responsibly, which involves taking into account the kinds of hazardous materials your vessel might release into the surrounding environment. Materials such as asbestos, heavy metals, oil residues, CFC gases and PCBs can be disturbed unknowingly or as a result of misuse, and have a devastating effect on the coastal ecosystem and people’s health.