In today’s world it is becoming increasingly important to protect it and to maintain the general health of our environment. A number of things contribute to damaging our ecosystem – one being recklessly releasing poisonous materials into our oceans and seas, which makes its way into the food people eat, and the water they drink.

During the last decade the International Maritime Organisation has made huge progress in reducing the environmental impact of ships by implementing various regulations on air emissions and waste. More recently they have adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships with the intention of cleaning up the industry.

After being implemented in 2009, they are still waiting for it to be ratified by various countries around the world, making it difficult to enforce. Consequently the European Parliament has passed their own EU ship recycling regulations which introduced an Inventory of Hazardous Materials which identifies all hazardous materials on-board and accompanies a ship throughout its life.

Lucion Marine are specialists in hazardous material identification both within ships and in ship-yards. This includes anything from asbestos, PCBs and heavy metals which would endanger the ecosystem and human lives if released into the sea.

Lucion have offices in both London and Singapore and work internationally to offer clients a cost effective way develop a Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) by recording ship-recycling materials with the help of their accredited laboratories and years of expertise in the industry.

Keep the recycling of ships green with Lucion Marine by visiting www.lucionmarine.com.