IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials)

Almost all vessels contain a number of substances hazardous to the environment and human health. Substances like asbestos, PCB, TBT which can lead to life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer if not handled correctly. With an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), owners will know what’s inside your ship. By identifying the Hazardous materials on-board, you can ensure the safety of crew members through the vessels working life and assure safe handling of the materials at the point of recycling.

Based on the necessary information and documentation collected from the ship-owners, our certified surveyor will enter your good vessel and take samples to send accredited laboratories. An inventory will be issued based on the findings, listing all hazardous materials on-board, including their amounts and location. This inventory (IHM) will thereafter be certified by the Classification Societies, like DNV GL, ABS or Lloyd’s Register.