Ship owners in order be compliant with the new legislation should take advantage of ship lay up periods to have an Inventory of Hazardous materials survey. In 2016 there has been a surge of ships being scrapped and being laid up and whilst its a financially strained time for ship owners they should consider maximising the
On the 15th of June New Zealand Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced that the import of products containing asbestos is to be banned. The importation of raw asbestos is already banned but this now extends to products which contain asbestos, with a few exceptions. An inventory released by the Ministry for the Environment in 2014 shows
RELATIVES OF ASBESTOS VICTIMS WIN COURT CASE – HOW SHIP OWNERS CAN DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST ASBESTOS EXPOSURE CLAIMS
CTI recently did a presentation on how asbestos is still found in new ships , In order to defend these claims, which are likely to continue to be made for at least 20 years, ship owners should at this stage, before documents become lost or people die, obtain and preserve the following evidence:– A credible Asbestos-free certificate for
With reference to new builds, IMO and SOLAS require the onsite classification society surveyor to check the necessary equipment material specification documents, and the shipyards overall declaration that the ship is “asbestos free”. The class surveyor then list this on the ships papers as a “statement of fact”. By experience a lot of owners have
This video (in Chinese) shows asbestos being mined in China in 2014.
On 28 September 2014 CTI (Centre Testing International) an internationally accredited asbestos ship survey company, held a seminar at DNV’s Shanghai’s headquarters for 20 senior new build field surveyors, DNV flew their surveyors to the seminar from all areas of China, so they could attend this important seminar. John Chillingworth, CTI Marines Senior Vice President,