Lucion Marine taking on hazardous materials aboard ships
We’re all aware of the sudden impact on the marine environment caused by the loss of an oil tanker at sea. A single major event draws global attention to the issues surrounding pollution. The effects are immediate and visible. To most people, until a disaster like this occurs, the problem of marine pollution and hazardous waste doesn’t exist
Globally, on a daily basis millions of tonnes of shipping is moving around the globe. But by virtue of the fact that a ship is a floating machine which operates in harsh environments, each one is packed full of technology, systems and cargo with the ability to contaminate onshore and offshore environments in a far more subversive way.
The International gaze is now firmly fixed on hazardous material identification and management on board marine vessels and how this impacts on Health and Safety issues regarding marine workers, as well as the marine environment. Ship owners and operators are besieged by legislation, regulation and documentation from every angle. The penalties for non compliance are severe.
Lucion Marine are specialists in hazardous material management and can assist on all aspects of identification, compliance and management of risk. From new build vessels to ship recycling plans, Lucion Marine provide a comprehensive service to help owners and operators remain compliant and provides surveys for hazardous materials on vessels around the world.
With their own laboratories, Lucion work to the highest international recognised standards which enable them to provide an efficient and cost-effective service covering areas of asbestos removal (counting and sampling) and the material analysis of PCBs, TBT and Heavy Metals and Ozone depleting substances.