Dr. Kanu Priya Jain and Dr. Anand Hiremath

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Op-Ed: Indian Shipbreakers Should Be On EU Recycling List

By Dr. Kanu Priya Jain and Dr. Anand Hiremath 2018-06-18 15:21:53

In 2011, the European Union decided to develop a regulation specific to ship recycling because the European Commission found that the EU Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006 was not effective, as most ships under its purview managed to evade the regulation. Therefore, the European Regulation on Ship Recycling 1257/2013 (EUSRR) was brought into force on December 30, 2013. The EUSRR is scheduled to enter into effect on December 31, 2018. This means that large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of...

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Managing HSE at Alang Ship Recycling Yards

By Dr. Kanu Priya Jain and Dr. Anand Hiremath 2018-05-27 21:02:11

Fundamentally, the ship recycling activity is environmentally conscious and supports sustainability as it reduces the need to mine virgin metal ore. However, the ship recycling industry is under constant scanner of international environmental groups for causing harm to the environment and human health and safety. In this article, we shed light on the health, safety and environment (HSE) procedures followed at ship recycling yards in Alang which hold statements of compliance (SoC) with the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) issued by...

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Training in Alang's Ship Recycling Industry

By Dr. Kanu Priya Jain and Dr. Anand Hiremath 2018-05-02 18:56:51

Earlier, the entire ship recycling industry in South Asia was characterized by below par health, safety and environmental (HSE) standards. However, the industry in India has evolved rapidly within the last few years as several yards are now upgraded to meet the standards set by the IMO Hong Kong Convention (HKC).  To date, about 61 yards in Alang amounting to more than half of the active yards, have obtained the statements of compliance (SoC) with HKC from IACS-member classification societies...

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