These guidelines provide stakeholders, particularly Ship
Recycling Facilities, with recommendations for the safe and environmentally
sound recycling of ships and implementation of the Hong Kong International
Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships,
2009 (hereafter "the Convention").
It should be noted that article 6 and regulations 9 and 17
to 25 of the annex to the Convention provide requirements for
Ship Recycling Facilities and require these guidelines to be taken
These guidelines should be used primarily by Ship Recycling
Facilities, but other stakeholders such as the Competent Authority(ies)
and the organizations recognized by it may also find them useful in
implementing the Convention.