NL 253/21 | Ship Recycling with regards to Brexit and the requirements for Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certification onboard ships calling at the UK ports

Ιαν 18, 2021

Refers to: Owners/Managers/Operators, PHRS Surveyors/ Representatives

Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021


From 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom (UK) has finished its transition period to withdraw from the European Union (EU), commonly known as Brexit. According to the relevant information made available from the UK Government, the requirements of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 1257/2013 (EU SRR) have been retained in UK domestic legislation, and now referred to as the UK Ship Recycling Regulation (UK SRR).


Consequently, the requirements for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for compliance as from January 1, 2021 for ships of 500GT and over calling at a port or anchorage of the UK are formed as follows:


Flag of vessel Calling into UK ports Calling into EU
EU flagged IHM Inventory Certificate (IC) issued on behalf of Flag
Third country (non-EU / non-UK) IHM SoC issued on behalf of Flag


The EU SRR applies in the European Economic Area (EEA), EU countries plus Iceland and Norway.


Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.



January 18th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office