As of December 31, 2020, all commercial vessels over 500 GT visiting ports in the EU must have prepared an IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) and have it approved by a class society. The preparation is done by a HazMat Expert by going onboard the vessel and taking samples of materials like insulation, gaskets, paint and so on. The samples are then sent to a laboratory and analyzed for hazardous materials (Asbestos, PCB, Lead).
Vessels that do not have this within 2020 may be denied access at European ports or could be fined.
We are certified by DNV GL, Bureau Veritas and most of the major class societies to perform the preparation of IHM.
We’ve been onboard most of the pelagic vessels in Norway, including Endre Dyrøy, Vendla, Havstål, Østerbris, Malene S, Rogne and many more.