IHM Maintenance


According to regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on Ship Recycling (hereinafter referred to as “EUSRR”), Part I of the IHM should be properly maintained and updated throughout the operational life of a ship. It should reflect new installations containing any hazardous materials that has been referred to in Annex II of the regulation, and relevant changes in the structure and equipment of the ship.

Therefore, shipowners should establish the necessary procedures on-board the ship and within their companies to fulfil their long-term environmental responsibilities.

Lifetime Quality Management

The IHM must be properly maintained and updated throughout the operational life of the ship and it will supplement any Inventory Certificate or Statement of Compliance issued by a member state, third country, RO or any authorized organization.

The shipowner is responsible in maintaining Part I of the IHM over the lifetime of the ship. Part I of the IHM should belong to the ship and the continuity and conformity of the information it contains should be confirmed. This is especially important if the flag, owner or operator of the ship changes. Shipowners should designate a person who would be responsible for maintaining and updating the inventory. This person should manage the IHM inventory in accordance with the IMO guidelines. The duties of the designated person should be incorporated into the shipowner’s quality management system. The lifetime quality management system should include specific provisions to safeguard the quality and continuity of the IHM during the building, buying or selling of a ship. This would also come in handy when changing the ship’s registry or designated personnel and would secure shipowners a credible document when the decision to recycle a ship is made. The quality management system should highlight the procedures implemented to ensure the proper updating of the IHM during scheduled or unscheduled works involving changes, replacements or repairs to the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements or material, as this may have an impact on the inventory. The proper maintenance of an archive of all the associated documentations should also be included in the lifetime quality management system and should ensure that new installations of equipment, repairs, and refitting’s are accompanied by a MD and a SDoC, which are to be provided by the suppliers of the parts and equipment delivered. As part of the lifetime quality management system, shipowners may include a random sampling policy for new or existing ships and there should be assurances that the IHM development and maintenance shall be undertaken by competent entities (i.e., IHM experts) in accordance with recommended guidance (i.e., the EMSA’s best practice guidance document and the relevant IMO guidelines). A software tool may be used to support the IHM upkeeping process and the management of all the relevant documents, information and data.

Why choose CTI Marine Services

  • Experienced group of certified hazmat experts to perform IHM maintenance & provide training /awareness support to suppliers
  • Availability of extensive & continuously updated database regarding hazardous materials based on the IHM & hazmat surveys performed by CTI for 3000+projects/vessels plug lab testing of 100,000+ samples per year
  • Approved by all major classes in conducting IHM and hazmat surveys including DNVGL, LR, ABS, BV, KR, RINA and CCS.
  • In-house lab testing support in the case of non-availability or non-credible documentation (MD, SDoC)

IHM Maintenance Model offered by CTI

Vessel Account Set Up
Upload initial IHM Part I
Secure cloud platform with easy access of well documented & filed IHM Maintenance records.
Check Purchase Order Line items
Identify PO line items presumed to contain hazmat
Hazmat team with years of experience
Extensive hazmat items library from IHM project experience
Follow up with Suppliers for MD & SDoC Regular follow-up and reminders to Suppliers
Awareness support to assist Suppliers
Review MD & SDoC
Identify or Clear PO line items for hazmat presence
Reference to In-house MD,SDoC database if suppliers unable to provide In-house lab testing option if MD,SDoC unavailable
Quarterly Updates on IHM Maintenance works Listing of PO line items confirmed to contain hazmat
Details of PO line items pending for MD,SDoC
Update IHM Part I
( Based on Client notification of fitment on-board of PO line items with Hazmat)
Annual IHM Maintenance report as support document
Free Lab testing & reporting for Asbestos upto 20 samples per year

Key Highlights of CTI IHM Maintenance Model

  • Model is well supported by a group of experienced hazmat personnel
  • Secure cloud platform for database management, which is under continuous improvement & development
  • CTI can assist clients in identifying PO line items presumed to contain hazmat (Availability of detailed list of store/spare items confirmed to contain hazmat - sourced from CTI IHM survey projects for further guidance on HKC + EUSRR Indicative List)
  • CTI will follow up with suppliers to collect the MD and SDoC and reminders will be sent regularly
  • CTI can help confirm hazmat presence by referring to continuously updated in-house MD and SDoC database (If the documents are not provided by suppliers)
  • CTI can provide in-house lab testing support if the MD or SDoC is unavailable
  • As part of the maintenance contract, CTI offers 20 asbestos sampling tests each year per vessel free of charge
  • Awareness training is offered as part of the MD and SDoC sourcing from suppliers
  • CTI can provide detailed reporting for IHM maintenance activity so that the client can use it for flag/class/PSC inspection
    • Quarterly Tracking Sheet to update Client on MD, SDoC status & PO line items confirmed to contain hazmat
    • Annual IHM Maintenance Report to summarize the activity per vessel per year
  • CTI can assist Client to build up the Purchasing Policy in line with HKC & EUSRR guidelines
  • CTI will provide guidance & training support to Suppliers as required

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