Ref. T5/1.01 MEPC/Circ.467
26 July 2005
PROMOTION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IMO GUIDELINES ON SHIP RECYCLING
(Assembly resolution A.962(23))
1 TheAssemblyoftheInternationalMaritimeOrganizationadoptedon5December2003,by resolutionA.962(23),theIMOGuidelinesonShipRecyclingwiththeaimofprovidingguidanceto shipowners,shiprecyclingfacilities,flagandrecyclingStatesandotherinvolvedstakeholdersasto “bestpractice”,whichtakesintoaccounttheshiprecyclingprocessthroughoutthelifecycleofthe ship. ThisresolutioninvitedGovernmentstotakeurgentactiontoapplytheGuidelines,including
the dissemination thereof to the shipping and ship recycling industries.
ILO/IMO/BC Working Group on Ship Scrapping, agreed, inter alia, to invite:
.1 ship recycling States to:
.1 make publicly available information about the point of contact for the competent authorities responsible for issues related to ship recycling; and
.2 submittothe Organizationanyavailableinformationontheirship recycling activities;
.2 Governments and all involved stakeholders to provide information to the
.2 any technical co-operation activities or other relevant initiatives already launchedorplannedsothattheseactivitiescouldbetakenintoaccountin future technical co-operation programmes of the Organization.
3 WiththeviewtopromotingtheimplementationoftheIMOGuidelinesonShipRecycling, anyinformationsubmittedtotheOrganization,inaccordancewiththeaboveparagraph,willbe posted on the IMO's ship recycling web page (http:/www.imo.org - select `Marine Environment/Ship recycling’) and it will be broughtto the attention of the MEPC, as appropriate.
4 Member Governments are invited to bring this circular to the attention of all parties concerned.