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ClassNK endorses ship recycling facility in Turkey

ClassNK endorses ship recycling facility in Turkey
Japan’s ClassNK has issued a statement of compliance to a ship recycling facility in Izmir, Turkey for the first time, verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).

The Izmir-based firm Isiksan Ship Recycling and Trading has carried out substantial improvements to its facility toward safer and greener ship recycling, and has developed the Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) required for the relevant authority’s certification according to the HKC, even though the convention has not yet enter into force.

ClassNK reviewed the SRFP prepared by Isiksan, which comply with requirements of the HKC, and confirmed that its ship recycling processes follow the SRFP in addition to conducting on-site inspections.

This marks the first time a statement of compliance has been issued to ship recycling facilities in Turkey.

“ClassNK is glad to issue the HKC statement of compliance and make its first step in Turkish ship recycling facilities. We will keep and further strengthen involvement to encourage safe and environmentally sound ship recycling practice through our verifications,” said Junichi Hirata, ClassNK’s project manager of ship recycling team.

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