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RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The process of recycling ships under the GMS Responsible Ship Recycling Program (RSRP) is based on the guidelines provided by the IMO Hong Kong Convention (HKC). Once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) is fully applied, GMS intends to offer a service for RSRP in line with EUSRR. The effectiveness of GMS RSRP arises from the fact that the program is based on fact and not myth. The program is value-driven and can easily identify which country and yard provides the best value for money whilst keeping in mind worker safety and environmental sustainability.

HOW IT WORKS?

GMS RSRP facilitates both shipowner and yard owner to effectively implement the standards of the HKC according to its guidelines. GMS is the only one-stop shop providing end-to-end solutions, comprised of tasks such as preparing the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) report, guiding yards to develop a Ship Recycling Plan (SRP), analyzing the adequacy of the Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) for a given type of ship, monitoring and reporting the recycling process, and providing a vessel recycling completion report as per the guidelines of the Hong Kong Convention (HKC).

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The preparation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials(IHM) as per IMO MEPC269(68)

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Evaluation of the adequacy of the Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) to recycle a given type of ship as per Resolution MEPC.210(63).

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Assisting the ship recycling yard in preparing Ship Specific Recycling Plan (SRP) as per Resolution MEPC.196(62) using the vessel design details, SRFP and IHM.

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Ensuring safe handling and disposal of hazardous wastes identified in the IHM

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Ensuring effective implementation of SRP with adequate safety precautions and with periodic training to workers.

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Updating status of vessel recycling through weekly/monthly recycling progress reports to ship owners

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Facilitating owners to visit yards to ensure safe and environmentally sound recycling as per the submitted SRP.

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A detailed vessel recycling completion report is provided within two weeks of recycling completion.

  1. The preparation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials(IHM) as per IMO MEPC269(68)
  2. Evaluation of the adequacy of the Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) to recycle a given type of ship as per Resolution MEPC.210(63).
  3. Assisting the ship recycling yard in preparing Ship Specific Recycling Plan (SRP) as per Resolution MEPC.196(62) using the vessel design details, SRFP and IHM.
  4. Ensuring safe handling and disposal of hazardous wastes identified in the IHM
  5. Ensuring effective implementation of SRP with adequate safety precautions and with periodic training to workers.
  6. Updating status of vessel recycling through weekly/monthly recycling progress reports to ship owners
  7. Facilitating owners to visit yards to ensure safe and environmentally sound recycling as per the submitted SRP.
  8. A detailed vessel recycling completion report is provided within two weeks of recycling completion.

OUR CSR INITIATIVES

Safety Training

We undertake safety training programs for a selection of ship recycling yard workers in Alang to promote safety in the workplace and to keep the workers’ skills and knowledge up to date.

Train-the-Trainer Program

 Launched in collaboration with the Indian Registry of Shipping (IR CLASS), this unique, high-caliber training program educates health and safety officers monthly in the Indian ship-recycling sector in order to further elevate safety standards in the industry.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

GMS has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT) to undertake a research study on Green Recycling Technologies. We have volunteered to a one-year sponsorship agreement with the institute in order to help its students focus on the development of an environmentally friendly and safe paint removal technology, prior to the commencement of the ship recycling process. This collaboration is a part of GMS’ ongoing research conducted by our in-house R&D department based in Alang. The aim of the project is to create innovative and cost-effective solutions as well as technological advancements in green recycling that will benefit the overall industry and the environment for an increasingly sustainable recycling future.

OUR GREEN TEAM

Dr. Nikos Mikelis

Non-executive director.

Dr. Mikelis heads the monitoring of developments in the regulatory regime within the ship recycling industry, providing a proactive and strategic approach to managing headline risks and building a positive reputation for the industry. As a former member of the IMO, he played a significant role in the development of the Hong Kong convention during his tenure as the Head of the Marine Pollution Prevention and Ship Recycling Section.

Dr. Anand Hiremath

Lead coordinator of GMS-RSRP and Head of R&D division.

Dr. Hiremath is a civil engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G). He has been awarded Doctorate Degree for his research work on Ship Recycling by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B). In addition, he has a diploma in Industrial safety, is a qualified OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas, and is also an "Approved HazMat. Expert" from DNV GL.F

 

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