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Mrs. Saltkjel stated, “We are careful not but choose not to follow the regulations In order to ensure that EU SSR and HKC are making procedures that ? t the actual to use the words ‘certifying’ or ‘validat- when they are not being externally moni- are adhered to in-practice, Mrs. Salt- equipment and work cultures that they ing’. We have our own checklist based tored. kjel noted that in contracts managed by have”.

on the Hong Kong Convention and the “The problem is that the follow up of Grieg Green, “there is a requirement that When describing the ship recycling

EU SSR. the adherence to the rules is [for exam- [Grieg Green] is supervising at the yard process, Mrs. Saltkjel noted “it has to be

We always start with an initial visit ple] two years in between. [Class societ- during the entire process of ship recy- a very structured process. where we walk around the facility, talk ies] come just for a few days to inspect cling … The main goal for us is that it For recycling a speci? c ship or rig you to [the management and workers at the …Many yards have Hong Kong con- was done in the right way and that it can have to make a Ship Recycling Plan,

Ship Recycling Facility] and look at vention compliance certi? cates, but the be documented in full to the customer”. which is a vessel speci? c addition to the their documentation to get an impres- yards are not following the rules between Unlike class societies, Mrs. Saltkjel Ship Recycling Facility Plan detailing sion of their adherence to the regulations the inspections. Unless the local authori- illustrated that companies like Grieg the steps from delivery to completion”. and how well they understand them. It ties take some ownership for it and they Green also consider several “subjective” Stressing the importance of the IHM, is important to get the feel for the man- make their own follow up which is what factors when determining if they will Mrs. Saltkjel pointed out that “you de- agement….Is this really a commitment the EU expects from their member states add a yard to their own list of vetted ship tail [in the speci? c Ship Recycling Plan] from their side [to comply with the Hong then you cannot be sure when you go to recycling facilities. For example, Mrs. how you are removing each of the mate-

Kong and EU SRR regulations] or more one of these facilities that it will not be Saltkjel listed “cooperation, knowledge, rials. From going onboard and marking like ‘hey, can you approve this so we can polluting”. management style, and commitment” as the location of the materials listed in the get more business’”? In order to protect the reputations of some of the subjective factors that Grieg IHM to stripping all materials and inven-

One of the unfortunate realities Mrs. shipowners, Grieg Green is selective Green considers when they determine if tory and ? nally cutting the steel in a safe

Saltkjel points out is that sometimes about which yards and cash buyers they they will recommend a yard to shipown- manner. class societies will validate that the recommend for projects. ers. The IHM gives estimated weights or

SRFP meets the guidelines stated in the “We have to ? nd that link where we “It is really important to us to work volumes. As material is removed from

HKC and SSR but either the shipyard can trust the yard [and] have a clean with the yards where the management the ship, consultants from Grieg Green surges resources during the inspection to settlement organization… and an owner has been involved in the documentation will track the amounts versus the IHM to appear as though they are who genuinely wants it to themselves so they have really under- ensure that this material is accounted for compliant or they comply happen in the right way.” stood what they are promising and they through the entire ship recycling project.

Grieg Green personnel inspecting a vessel in preparation for recycling.

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