IHM Survey For Existing Ship To Comply With EUSRR and HKC

Compliance Regulation Requirement

Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 on ship recycling and amending, created on 20 November 2013by the European Parliament and of the Council, along with Regulation (EC) 1013/2006 and Directive 2009/16/EC’ were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 10 December 2013. It has been effective since 30 December 2013.

The IMO adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in 2009. Its purpose is to ensure that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to the environment or human health and safety. In addition, the convention seeks to clinch the proper management of hazardous materials on board ships.

From 31th Dec 2020 onwards, all ships flying the flag of a member state shall be subjected to a survey regime and would carry on-board a ship-specific ‘Inventory Certificate’ issued by the administration or a RO authorised by the administration and supplemented by Part I of the IHM.

When calling at the port or anchorage of a member state, all ships flying the flag of a third country should carry on-board a ship-specific ‘statement of compliance’ issued by the relevant authorities of the third country or an organisation authorised by them. The statement of compliance should be supplemented by Part I of the IHM..

No. Materials Threshold level
A1 Asbestos 0.1%
A2 Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 50mg/kg
A3 Ozone Depleting Substances no threshold level
A4 Anti-fouling systems containing organizing compounds as a biocide 2500mg total tin/kg
A5 Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid ( PFOS) 10mg/kg
B1 Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds 100mg/kg
B2 Hexavalent Chromium and Hexavalent Chromium Compounds 1000mg/kg
B3 Lead and Lead Compounds 1000mg/kg
B4 Mercury and Mercury Compounds 1000mg/kg
B5 Polybrominated Biphenyl ( PBBs) 50mg/kg
B6 Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers ( PBDEs) 1000mg/kg
B7 Polychlorinated Naphthalenes ( more than 3 chlorine atoms ) 50mg/kg
B8 Radioactive Substances No threshold value
B9 Certain Shortchain Chlorinated Paraffins ( Alkanes, C10 – C13 , chloro) 1%
B10 Brominated Flame Retardant ( HBCDD)  100mg/kg

CTI, as the international leader for IHM surveys, can provide the IHM survey to ensure that ships comply with the Convention, and guide shipyards to meet the requirements for Class issuing and endorsing an International Certificate on IHM and issuing an International Ready for Recycling Certificate.


  • Mepc.269(68): 2015 Guidelines For The Development Of The Inventory Of Hazardous Materials
  • Mepc.196(62): 2011 Guidelines For The Development Of The Ship Recycling Plan
  • Mepc.210(63): 2012 Guidelines For Safe And Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling
  • Mepc.222(64): 2012 Guidelines For The Survey And Certification Of Ships Under The Hong Kong Convention
  • Mepc.223(64): 2012 Guidelines For The Inspection Of Ships Under The Hong Kong Convention
  • Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on ship recycling (EU SRR)
  • EMSA--Guidance on the Inventory of Hazardous Materials, IHM Development and Maintenance in the context of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation
  • EMSA--Guidance on inspections of ships by the port States in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on ship recycling

CTI Provide The Service

  • Full IHM Part I
  • IHM Extend upgrading with GP
  • IHM Simple upgrading with HKC IHM
  • IHM Part I/II/III before recycling

CTI Company Qualification

CTI Marine Services is the Australian Maritime Safety Authority accepted provider for Inspection, Laboratory testing and Reporting of asbestos containing materials. IHM expert company accepted by Marshall Islands and Liberia flag, We are the worldwide 1st IHM service provider approved by ABS, also one of the oldest (10+ years) by BV, DNVGL, LR, KR, RINA, CCS, with excellent track records, accepted by ClassNK. Our reports have always been approved by the flag state, classification societies upon the first submission for issuance of the IHM certificate till date.



Phases Turn Around Days Remarks
Step 1 & 2 & 3 Document collection, analysis and preparation of VSCP 2 -21 Depending on pre-approval schedule from Class
Step 4 Onboard visual/sampling check 2-3 Onboard ship (CCS/NK required witness during survey)
Step 5 Lab analysis- excluding sample package and courier time 5 Lab Testing
Step 6 Preparation of IHM Part I for operation vessels 7-14 Report
Mob.&Demob. TBC  
Total 16-43  

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