The EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) takes effect for all applicable in-service ships from 31st December. If your ship is flying an EU flag and/or going to call into the EU, you will require an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) which has been certified on behalf the flag administration.
Flags already authorising LR:
This table lists all flags authorising LR to issue one of the following on their behalf;
- An Inventory Certificate (for ‘EU’ flagged ships*) OR
- A Statement of Compliance (for ‘third country’ non-EU flagged ships)
You should still check the individual Country File for any specific flag requirements (accessible through LR Class Direct).
Flags not already authorising LR:
LR continues to liaise with those flags which have not yet provided authority to issue certification on their behalf.
If any of the ships in your fleet expect to call into the EU whilst flying one of these flags, you may wish to contact them directly to understand if they complete the certification before the deadline independently, or have authorised a separate Recognised Organisation to do so on their behalf.
Current EMSA guidelines are explicit that any Certificate or Statement of Compliance must be issued on behalf of the flag
Hong Kong Convention Authorisations:
LR has a separate list of flags authorising HKC certification on their behalf (please speak to your client relationship manager or refer to the Country Files). We can also issue Statements of Compliance on behalf of LR, as the convention is yet to be ratified.
*In the context of EU SRR, Gibraltar, Norway and UK flags are all to be considered ‘ EU’ flags