Application of Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on Ship Recycling by Port State Control
The Directorate takes this opportunity to remind all concerned of the relevant obligations under the Ship Recycling Regulation, including as outlined in Merchant Shipping Notice 147. In particular, ships falling under the scope of the Regulation are expected to have on board an Inventory Certificate (IC ) (existing ships as from 31 December 2020) or a Ready for Recycling Certificate (RfRC), as applicable.
In accordance with Article 10 (2) of the Regulation, an IC ceases to be valid if the condition of the ship does not correspond substantially with the particulars of the IC, including where Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) has not been properly maintained and updated, reflecting changes in ship structure and equipment, taking into account the relevant IMO guidelines. An IC also ceases to be valid where the renewal survey is not completed within intervals not exceeding five years. In accordance with Article 10 (4) of the Regulation, a RfRC ceases to be valid where the condition of the ship does not correspond substantially with the particulars of the certificate. It is the responsibility of all concerned to ensure that all certificates are properly completed and signed.[...]
Merchant Shipping Directorate
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