An IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Material) is a document in which all potentially hazardous material onboard a vessel that can pose a risk to the health and safety of people or to the environment is located, identified and quantified. It follows IMO Resolution MEPC.269 (68) guidelines.
Hazardous material (HAZMAT) is any substance that can pose a risk to the health and safety of people or to the environment as identified and listed by the Hong Kong Convention (2009) & EU Regulation 1257/2013.
IMO: “Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships” (SR CONF 45)
EU-Ship Recycling Regulation
It is mandatory for all ships larger than 500 ton to keep an IHM. The inventory replaces the Green Passport, adopted in the Hong Kong International Convention in 2009, and is a requirement by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013.
All potential hazardous material should be listed in IHM documentation. Main items to be listed (asbestos, PCBs, ODS, TBT) from Table A, and other materials from Table B (heavy metals & radioactive substances). Additionally for EU SRR requirement, 2 new hazardous materials need to be checked (depending on whether a ship is new or existing) apart from items in Table A and Table B of the Hong Kong Convention.
Our Team of Class approved HAZMAT Experts are available 24×7 to be dispatched on-board ships to collect samples and visual inspections in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France ports. Samples are then sent for laboratory analysis as per our client’s instructions.