Ship Recyclining – Hongkong Convention

Ship Recycling Hongkong Convention


The course is to familiarise the participants with HongKong Convention with respect to Ship Recycling or in other words Ship Scrapping Industry. India is a major ship recycling destination and it is only prudent for stake holders to have knowledge of international rules related to Ship Scrapping Industry.

The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (the Ship Recycling Convention or the Hong Kong Convention) adopted in May 2009. On the entry into force of the Convention, the development and maintenance of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials, which identifies the amount and location of hazardous materials onboard a ship, is required for all ships over 500 GT. Furthermore, ships shall only be recycled at ship recycling facilities authorized by the competent authority. 

In 2018, India handled about five million gross tonnage (MnGT) annually, which is nearly 25% share of the world’s ship recycling industry. The government plans to nearly double this by 2024 to about nine MnGT.

 Target Audience

All mid level and senior managers working in Ship Scrapping Industry. Marine Superintendent’s and Port administrations involved in ship scrapping.

Course Content 


  • Historic Background
  • Hong Kong Convention requirements
  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials
  • Ship owner/ Designated person relationship for maintenance of IHM
  • Preparation of Ship Recycling Plan in cooperation with Ship Recycling Facility (SRF)
  • 2011 Guidelines for the Development of the Ship Recycling Plan, adopted by resolution MEPC.196(62).
  • 2012 Guidelines for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling, adopted by resolution MEPC.210(63);
  • 2012 Guidelines for the Authorization of Ship Recycling Facilities, adopted by resolution MEPC.211(63). 
  • 2015 Guidelines for the development of the Inventory of the Hazardous Materials, adopted by resolution MEPC.269(68).
  • 2012 Guidelines for the survey and certification of ships under the Hong Kong Convention, adopted by resolution MEPC.222(64).
  • 2012 Guidelines for the inspection of ships under the Hong Kong Convention, adopted by resolution MEPC.223(64).
  • Provisions of HongKong Convention and its implications for various stake holders
  • Entry into force criteria
  • Market Overview

Ship Recycling Hongkong Convention

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
Ship Recycling15,0001 Day
10:00-18:00On Demand