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Ship Recycling: An Important Mile Stone for India
  • P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 7, Issue: Supplementary 6, Pages: 15–21

Original Article

Ship Recycling: An Important Mile Stone for India


Ship recycling has been considered as the best practice to re-use the components to cut down the principle ship building cost and to save time. The current state of re-use and if combine the art of technology with the demands of beneficial developments from the maritime industrial sector; throughout the world has modified the status of ‘ship breaking’7 from ship scrap business. The modern industry responsible for dismantling of ships for recycling or reusing must follow the principles of recycling. The regulatory body has to formulate a set of regulations for re-testing and blend them as a substitute and equal to the new products in order to sustain throughout its life span with the engineering quality. The background history, structure and enforcement of the 2009 Hong Kong International Convention on the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships have been analyzed. The 2009 Hong Kong Convention establishes control and enforcement instruments related to ship recycling, determining the control rights of Port States and the obligations of Flag States, Parties and recycling facilities under its jurisdiction. The Convention also controls the communication and exchange of information procedures, establishes a reporting system to be used upon the completion of recycling, and outlines an auditing system for detecting violations. Thorough knowledge regarding these background procedures in ship recycling is essential for examining and understanding the industrial business operations associated with it. The paper elaborates ship recycling and will eventually influence the final acceptance of this Convention by the international community.

Keywords: Growth, India, Rebuilding, Re-cycling, Ship


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