Classification society ClassNK has issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) to two ship recycling facilities in Gujarat, India, verifying that they are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009. (HKC).
The two Indian ship recycling yards are Shree Ram Vessel Scrap and Leela Ship Recycling.
Japan’s ClassNK noted that although the HKC has yet to enter into force, Shree Ram and Leela have both carried out substantial improvements to their facilities in a bid toward safer and greener ship recycling as well as developed the Ship Recycling Facility Plans (SRFPs) required for a competent authority’s certification according to the HKC.
The SoC are issued based on purely technical verifications of the facilities by ClassNK, which has so far done the same for ship recycling facilities around the world.
“ClassNK will continue encouraging safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in accordance with the HKC through its issuance of SoC to facilities that meet the HKC standards,” ClassNK said.