For the purposes of this Convention, unless expressly provided
1 “Convention” means the Hong Kong
International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling
of Ships, 2009.
2 “Administration” means the Government
of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly, or under whose
authority it is operating.
3 “Competent Authority(ies)” means
a governmental authority or authorities designated by a Party as responsible,
within specified geographical area(s) or area(s) of expertise, for
duties related to Ship Recycling Facilities operating within the jurisdiction
of that Party as specified in this Convention.
4 “Organization” means the International
5 “Secretary-General” means the Secretary-General
of the Organization.
6 “Committee” means the Marine Environment
Protection Committee of the Organization.
7 “Ship” means a vessel of any type
whatsoever operating or having operated in the marine environment
and includes submersibles, floating craft, floating platforms, self
elevating platforms, Floating Storage Units (FSUs), and Floating Production
Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs), including a vessel stripped
of equipment or being towed.
8 “Gross tonnage” means the gross
tonnage (GT) calculated in accordance with the tonnage measurement
regulations contained in Annex I to the International Convention on
Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969, or any successor convention.
9 “Hazardous Material” means any material
or substance which is liable to create hazards to human health and/or
10 “Ship Recycling” means the activity
of complete or partial dismantling of a ship at a Ship Recycling Facility
in order to recover components and materials for reprocessing and
re-use, whilst taking care of hazardous and other materials, and includes
associated operations such as storage and treatment of components
and materials on site, but not their further processing or disposal
in separate facilities.
11 “Ship Recycling Facility” means
a defined area that is a site, yard or facility used for the recycling
12 “Recycling Company” means the owner
of the Ship Recycling Facility or any other organization or person
who has assumed the responsibility for operation of the Ship Recycling
activity from the owner of the Ship Recycling Facility and who on
assuming such responsibility has agreed to take over all duties and
responsibilities imposed by this Convention.