A New Guide to Ship-recycling in 2020
As the ”Hong Kong Convention” is close to coming into force, green ship recycling will undoubtedly become the main activity of the ship-breaking industry.
The method of beaching ships for ship-breaking purposes is contrary to the fundamentals of environmental protection and will be restricted. As you are competing with ship-recycling companies in India, your ship recycling company can have the advantage by adhering to the terms of environmental protection, safety measures and by working with the appropriate equipment. Therefore, it would be beneficial if you increase your green influence. The ship recycling industry is evolving to be protective of the environment and can work closely with experts to achieve this.
A guide to becoming a ship-recycling expert.
Improve the process of ship breaking
Decommissioning ships at a dock and dismantling them in accordance with the requirements of international and national conventions, laws and regulations is the first step. In general, you should adhere to the following procedures: inspection, quarantine, disinfection; ventilation and oxygen and explosion detection; cleaning and pre-treatment of hazardous waste; dismantling of engine room equipment; dismantling of hulls; cutting into sections, etc.
Addressing the protection of the environment
If you dismantle the superstructure by docking the ship, you can minimise the harmful effects of hazardous waste in the old ships. This hazardous waste could damage the seawater, the soil, the atmosphere and the environment of the factory area and the nearby residential areas when disposed without adhering to regulations.