Tsuneishi Ship Recycling’s (TSRNI) planned construction of a ship recycling facility in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, has obtained certification by classification society ClassNK. This marks the first facility designed to comply with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC) from its inception, as well as the first application by a research facility in South-East Asia to ClassNK.
Having confirmed that the documents for TSRNI’s ship recycling facility plan (SRFP) meet with HKC requirements, ClassNK will now conduct an on-site inspection, inclusive of checks on facilities and actual recycling practices, as the final part of the verification process.
Junichi Hirata, the project manager of the ship recycling team at ClassNK said, “the maritime industry needs appropriate capacity for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling. As the first South-East Asia initiative to carry out ship recycling in line with HKC, it represents a major step forward in our mission to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world.”