There’s an increasing demand for better ship recycling, using ‘green’ methods that are environmentally aware of hazardous materials that pose significant wildlife and health risks.
Amongst the many dangers of improper ship recycling is the issue of asbestos exposure, and damage to coastal ecosystems when ships are disposed in unauthorised breaking yards. One firm campaigning their services for green ship recycling is leading UK hazard management company Lucion Marine. Lucion are actively involved in the compliance with EU Ship recycling regulations, and aid ship owners & yards in producing both SRPs (ship recycling plans) and IHMs (inventory of hazardous materials).
There are very few companies within the UK offering this service, and Lucion have extended their global reach by also acting for Singapore based ship yards. Lucion Marine’s website, http://www.lucionmarine.com contains full details on the steps that need to be taken for vessels due for recycling, as well as definitions and explanations on IHMs and hazardous material identification.
Sister company Lucion Environmental focuses on hazardous material management in built environments, and can guide business owners through asbestos abatement consultancy and asbestos management. For more information please visit http://www.lucion.co.uk.