IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) Preparation and Maintenance

INTRODUCTION

Objectives of IHM

The objectives of the IHM are to provide ship-specific information on the actual hazardous materials present on board in order to protect the health and safety of the crew and to protect health and safety of workers at ship recycling facilities and avoid environmental pollution when the ship is going for recycling.

The IHM consists of three parts:

PartI: Materials contained in ship structure or equipment. Part I of the IHM shall be developed for new and existing ships.

Part II and Part III: Operationally generated wastes and stores. These Parts shall be developed prior to recycling of the ship. As it is unlikely that your good vessels will be recycled in the here considered period, Parts II and III are not addressed in this introduction.