6.2 Design of ships and ships' equipment to facilitate recycling and removal of hazardous materials
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6.2 Design of ships and ships' equipment to facilitate recycling and removal of hazardous materials

  6.2.1 Ship designers and shipbuilders, without compromising safety or operational efficiency, should take due account of the ship's ultimate disposal when designing and constructing a ship, by considering:

  • .1 structural designs that could facilitate ship recycling;

  • .2 equipment designs that facilitate removal from ships during recycling;

  • .3 the use of structural materials that can be readily recycled;

  • .4 providing to the new owner a brief technical document advising on the optimal approach for recycling the ship;

  • .5 the use of recycled materials in ship or equipment designs;

  • .6 limiting the use of materials that are difficult to separate into their specific individual substances or components; and

  • .7 taking measures to facilitate the removal of such materials.

  6.2.2 Manufacturers of marine equipment that contain hazardous substances should be encouraged to design them so as to facilitate the safe removal of those substances, or give advice as to how such substances can be safely removed, at the end of the working life of the equipment.


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