5 Green Passport
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5 Green Passport

  5.1 The Green Passport for ships is a document facilitating the application of these Guidelines providing information with regard to materials known to be potentially hazardous utilised in the construction of the ship, its equipment and systems. This should accompany the ship throughout its operating life. Successive owners of the ship should maintain the accuracy of the Green Passport and incorporate into it all relevant design and equipment changes, with the final owner delivering the document, with the ship, to the recycling facility.

  5.2 The Green Passport should contain, at least, the following information:

  • .1 Ship details:

    • .1 the name of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly;

    • .2 the date on which the ship was registered with that State;

    • .3 the date on which the ship ceased to be registered with that State.

    • .4 the ship's identification number (IMO number);

    • .5 hull number on new-building delivery;

    • .6 the name and type of the ship;

    • .7 the port at which the ship is registered;

    • .8 the name of the shipowner and its address;

    • .9 the name of all classification society(ies) with which the ship is classed;

    • .10 the ship's main particulars (Length overall (LOA), Breadth (Moulded), Depth (Moulded), Lightweight);

    • .11 shipbuilder's name and address;

    Any changes relating to these “ship details” should be recorded. In the case of ships subject to SOLAS Chapter XI-1, regulation 5, this requirement should be satisfied by the surrender, to the recycling facility, of a copy of the Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) and the Certificate of Build produced by the ship builder.

  • .2 Inventory of the materials known to be potentially hazardous, containing the location and the approximate quantity/volume of each identified material on board the ship, split into the following parts:

    Part 1 - Potentially hazardous materials in the ship's structure and equipment

    Part 2 - Operationally generated wastes

    Part 3 - Stores

  5.3 Part 1 of the inventory of potentially hazardous materials present in the ship's structure and equipment should be prepared:

  • .1 for new ships by the shipbuilder, in consultation with the equipment manufacturers, at the construction stage, and passed to the shipowner;

  • .2 for existing ships by the shipowner, as far as is practicable and reasonable, by reference to ship's plans, drawings, manuals, technical specifications and ship stores manifests, in consultation with the shipbuilder, equipment manufacturers and others as appropriate.

  5.4 Any changes relating to Part 1 of the inventory should be recorded so as to provide updated and current information together with the history of the changes.

  5.5 Ship details referred to in paragraph 5.2.1 should be included in the Green Passport by the shipowner.

  5.6 Inventories of operationally generated wastes (Part 2 of the inventory) and potentially hazardous items carried as stores (Part 3 of the inventory) should be prepared by the shipowner prior to or during the final voyage to the recycling facility and handed to the recycling facility on delivery of the ship, as part of the Green Passport.

  5.7 The format contained in Appendix 3 may be used as a model for the preparation of the inventory referred to in paragraph 5.2.2.

  5.8 Administrations, designers, shipbuilders, and equipment manufacturers should take measures to facilitate the preparation of the Green Passport.

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