Lucion Marine can help those who work in shipping operations
Ship recycling is a big issue for the marine industry. Last year around the world a total of 1,213 ships were recycled, with just under half of these beached in Asian countries because of its proximity to growing trade. Though the number of ships being beached has dropped by 24%, the danger posed by the hazardous materials on board these ships is still a major problem for those working with hazardous waste.
New EU regulations entered into force this year, but 40% of ships that were beached in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh belonged to EU ship owners. For vessels due to be recycled it is often the case that they contain toxic recycling materials that include asbestos, heavy metals, oil residues and PCBs. The risk they put marine workers under means that working conditions are unsafe and there is very little pollution prevention.
There are various international regulations including the EU Ship Recycling Regulations which aim to protect the environment and the health of maritime workers. With offices in both London and Singapore, Lucion Marine can help those who work in shipping operations using their expertise in hazard management.
Lucion Marine has internationally recognised and accredited laboratories, and are able to deliver services in hazardous material identification and hazard management. For vessels due to be recycled, Lucion can also help clients prepare a Ship Recycling Plan which should be done in advance of the ship reaching the Ship Recycling Facility.
Visit www.lucionmarine.com for further information and to make sure that your fleet complies with international and local ship recycling laws.