Cleanship was contacted by an owner to undertake an IHM Part I, II & III on a Cement Carrier in preparation for the vessel going to be recycled. The Spanish flagged vessel was built in 1976 and was under Lloyd’s Register classification.
As the vessel was built in 1976, there was a high risk of finding hazardous materials such as asbestos, ozone depleting substances and PCB’s onboard. The vessel had also undergone many retrofits and modifications over the years which added an additional layer of complexity to this project.
The Cleanship IHM team attended the vessel during normal operation at a port call in Dublin, Ireland. The team were able to complete the thorough and extensive survey in 3 days, capturing all information required for the IHM’s Part I, II & III
The Cleanship IHM team successfully gathered all the required information and took over 120 samples of suspect materials. Lab testing was carried out within a timely manner and final reporting was received within 4 weeks of onboard inspection
With Cleanship’s ‘Ready for Recycling’ IHM, the owner was able to ensure that the recycling facility could handle the hazardous materials found on board and did not overestimate recycling costs .