Lucion Marine are a company with offices in both London and Singapore and offer services in hazardous material identification, including recommendations on asbestos disposal through a Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) for when your vessel is due to be recycled.
Claims from the Basel Action Network state that dangerous PCBs are sinking with every ship. This is supported by a five year study by the EPA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which has shown an increased level of PCBs in nearby fish, which are not suitable for human consumption.
Examples like this are the reason that the 2009 Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was introduced. The convention is more commonly referred to as a ‘green passport’ and it is an inventory of hazardous materials on-board a ship throughout its life.
According to the International Maritime Association the convention “starts with a list of hazardous materials, followed by an initial survey, additional surveys during the lifetime of the ship, and a final survey before it is due to be recycled.”
With Lucion’s accredited and internationally recognised laboratories, they are able to offer clients a more cost effective way to record EU ship recycling materials and the detection of any harmful substances, such as asbestos, PCB’s, oils and residues.
If you are worried about hazardous materials on your vessel, contact Lucion Marine via their website, at www.lucionmarine.co.uk.