As soon as IHM book I is completed and asbestos has been detected on board, that is where we take control on your behalf. During our company’s, attendance on a vessel, the abatement of asbestos materials is carried out by our qualified and certified personnel. Our highly trained team, who undertakes this whole process, and delivers to the customer the following documentation for full coverage as to the asbestos removal:
- Certificate for Asbestos Clarity
- Receipt and storage Confirmation for Waste
- Report of Air Monitoring analysis of Asbestos Removal
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Asbestos Removal Legislation
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) drew up the SOLAS convention in 1974, an international convention for the safety of life at sea. It describes the requirements seagoing vessels must comply with in terms of construction and fitting. One of the guidelines in the SOLAS convention forbids fitting new asbestos-containing material (ACM) to seagoing vessels. In 2009, the IMO drew up the Hong Kong convention, which has not yet come into force. The aim of this convention is that neither ships nor offshore platforms being recycled should constitute an unnecessary risk for people or the planet. It contains, for example, the rules for dismantling ships. Within the European Union, a similar regulation came into force in 2013. Both require an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) of each ship.
According to MSC/Circ.1045 (28 May 2002) In the event of works requiring the removal of asbestos-containing materials, they should be unloaded from the ship. On completion of the work, and before any restoration of the spaces, the Company should carry out dust measurement after dismantling the enclosing mechanism. If the work does not result in the total removal of the materials and products listed in this order, the Company should carry out regular surveillance of the asbestos-containing materials at intervals identified by the Company as being appropriate, but not exceeding 3 years.