IHM MAINTENANCE SERVICE
With the EU Regulative SRR 1257/2013 implemented on January 1, 2021, all vessels calling a port in the EU must have an IHM certificate onboard (Inventory of Hazardous Materials).
In addition to the above, IMO Guidelines MEPC. 269 (68) also state that the shipowner is responsible for maintaining the IHM inventory list during the vessels’ lifetime.
Ship owners must implement specific measures to ensure conformity with Part I of the inventory (MEPC 5.2). For this reason, most shipowners and management companies have decided to outsource this function to recognize hazardous materials companies.
OSM Thome has in-house competence in IHM maintenance and, hence can offer the same level of service as a third-party company to all customers (existing under our technical management or not) for their vessels.
WHAT SHIPOWNERS MUST DO TO ENSURE IHM MAINTENANCE COMPLIANCE
Ship-owners must implement the following measures to ensure conformity of part I of the inventory (MEPC 5.2):
- Designate a person as responsible for maintaining and updating the inventory
- The designated person should establish and supervise a system to ensure
necessary updating of the inventory in the event of a new installation onboard
- Maintain the inventory including dates of changes or new deleted entries
- Provide related documents as required for the survey or the sale of the ship
THE OSM Thome IHM MAINTENANCE SERVICE AND COST
Maintenance and updating of Inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) for vessels according to the requirements for ships of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as specified in EU Ship recycling regulation No. 1257/2013
2. Description of services
- Including the information from the vessels’ Inventory of Hazardous Materials in the OSM Thome database.
- Collection of information from the customer’s purchasing system and screening for potentially hazardous materials.
- Collecting information form the customer and the vessels on the new equipment installations.
- Regular follow-up with vendors/suppliers for Material Declaration (MD) and Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) against potentially hazardous materials supplied onboard.
- Checking of the received procurement information if compliant with EU 1257/2013.
- Regular updating of inventory (in IHM), based on the collected information and documents from the vendors and equipment makers, and the vessels.
- Provide related documents as required for periodic surveys, certificate renewal, or for the recycling or sale of the vessel.
- Management of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) – preparation of Asbestos Management Plan (AMP)
- Continuous monitoring of onboard Asbestos through Surveillance Checklists.
3. Pricing and payments
An appropriate quote for carrying out the IHM maintenance and surveillance efficiently and economically will be advised, after obtaining the relevant information on the fleet size, purchasing system, and IHM content, based on the assessment of the involved scope for the specific vessel and/or fleet.