Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)

Certified by all major IACS members

An inventory of hazardous materials is a document that:

  • Will soon be required to be on board ships calling EU ports under EU regulations. Also on all ships under the forthcoming Hong Kong Convention regulations, once ratified.
  • Lists in 3 parts all the harmful materials existing on board – that is materials that can pose a risk to the health and safety of people or to the environment (such materials are listed in Solas, the Hong Kong convention and EU regulations for the safe recycling of ships)
  • Is drawn up by a certified expert from Sea Sentinels, who will locate, identify and quantify hazardous materials on ships – this includes laboratory testing of samples taken as necessary.
  • Is required to be on board for ships being recycled at yards that are recognized and audited as being stringent in their management of hazardous materials during the recycling process.
  • Is a part of class records for compliant ships and checked during annual surveys.