Preparation of IHM Part I, Part II & Part III
Verifavia Shipping has developed capabilities to prepare Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for ships subject to the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) and / or the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.
From 31 December 2018, new European ships and EU-flagged ships going for dismantling must hold on board an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) verified by the relevant flag administration.
For all existing EU-flagged ships as well as ships from third countries calling at an EU port or anchorage, the approved IHM Part-I and Inventory Certificate (EU flagged vessel) or Statement of Compliance (non-EU flagged vessel) will be required from 1 July 2021 (after six months grace period owing to COVID-19 pandemic - recently one vessel was detained and fined in Italian port by PSC for not having certified IHM Part-I and inventory certificate onboard. Vessel was finally released upon providing interim IHM certificate from class and paying the fine.)
Once the decision to recycle a ship flying the flag of a Member State has been taken, as per EU SRR article 5 para 7, IHM Part-II (for operationally generated waste) and IHM Part-III (for stores) shall be developed keeping into account all the relevant IMO guidelines and which will be then verified by flag administration, or a recognised organisation authorized by flag.
Our team of certified HazMat experts can prepare the IHM Part I, II & III for new & existing ships as well as ships bound for recycling, and ensure they are certified by a classification society.
The table below shows the relationship between IHM Parts I, II, & III and Tables A, B, C & D:
EU SRR additionally requires investigation of the two following hazmats:
The IHM Part-I preparation and verification process
The figure below shows the various steps of IHM preparation by Verifavia Shipping, and verification by class:
The IHM Part-II & III preparation and verification process
The figure below shows the various steps of IHM Part-II & III preparation by Verifavia Shipping, and verification by flag state / class society:
Our team and class approvals
We have a global presence with our team stationed in Chandigarh, Singapore, China, Korea, Australia, USA and Europe, we employ a team of 50+ qualified hazmat experts ready to prepare VSCPs and be dispatched on-board your ships to thoroughly take samples and visuals of items and materials falling under IHM scope.
Verifavia is an approved IHM supplier by RINA, LR, IRS, ABS, KR, DNV GL and BV. We can also handle ClassNK ships.
Verifavia is also approved as an IHM Expert Company by Liberian Registry (LISCR) and Republic of Marshall Islands.