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29 Dec 2023

Vessel IHM Services

ALL-TECH is proud to offer Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) services for vessels here in Atlantic Canada and abroad. We are experienced in the Hazardous Materials field and our DNV-GL certified HazMat Expert team can offer efficient and effective HazMat identification and IHM report preparation to ensure the safety of your crew and your continued compliance with changing regulations.

As of Dec. 31, 2020, the European Union Ship Recycling Regulations (EU SRR) states that any ship of 500 GT or greater flying a flag of a European Union or European Economic Area (EU/EEA) member state, or third-party ships visiting EU/EEA ports and anchorages, must have a valid and certified Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) on board. The EU SRR follows previous legislation, the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (SR/CONF/45) (HKC). Both the EU SRR and the HKC require the creation of an IHM, which consists of the ship’s details and the actual inventory of the hazardous and potentially hazardous materials on board. 

ALL-TECH is proud to offer IHM services to our clients. Typically, these IHMs involve background research into the vessel or vessels, thorough onboard sampling, result analysis, and IHM report preparation. The Hazardous Materials surveyed can include:

  • Asbestos 
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) 
  • Anti-fouling Additives in Coatings 
  • Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) 
  • Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds 
  • Hexavalent Chromium and Hexavalent Chromium Compounds
    Lead and Lead Compounds 
  • Mercury and Mercury Compounds 
  • Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBBs) 
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) 
  • Polychlorinated Napthalenes (>3 chlorine atoms)
    Radioactive Substances
    Certain Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (Alkanes, C10-C13, Chloro) 
  • Brominated Flame Retardant (HBCDD) 

Our IHM reports are written in the manner accepted by the MEPC 269(68) and MEPC.222(64) guidelines, in addition to being crafted to DNV-GL standards.

IHM Services Summary

  • IHM report preparation following MEPC 269(68) and MEPC.222(64) guidelines
  • HazMat sampling
  • HazMat analysis and reporting
  • Preparation of HazMat Management Plans

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