The Ship Recycling Facilities Regulations 2015
18 May 2015
Waste / Marine - Northern Ireland
The Ship Recycling Facilities Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 implement EU Regulation No 1257/2013 on ship recycling, which itself implements the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and environmental sound recycling of ships.
Ships over 500 gross tonnes, unless military or owned by the state for non-commercial purposes, must be recycled at authorised facilities. Facilities must gain authorisation through application to the Depart of the Environment and the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland. A ship recycling facility plan must be submitted as part of this application, meeting requirements of the EU Regulation.