Call to follow int'l rules | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 26, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 26, 2011

Safe Ship Breaking

Call to follow int'l rules

Speakers at a seminar here yesterday emphasised maintaining international rules and regulations to make the ship breaking industry safe and environment friendly.
Owners of ship breaking yards should ensure safe working conditions for employees by abiding by the regulations, which is a must, said Commodore Jobair Ahmed, director general of Department of Shipping.
The seminar titled “Ship recycling” was organised by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Bangladesh Limited, an international non-government organisation establishing and maintaining technical standards for the construction and operation of ships and offshore structures, at a hotel.
GL Bangladesh Managing Director AKM Masud Karim chaired the seminar, moderated by GL (India) Business Development Manager Sanjeev Panciker, where three key note papers were presented.
Masud said ship recycling experts of GL are prepared to help Bangladesh's ship recycling industry meet the new international requirements in maintaining standards at the yards.
Dr Arun K Dev, director of New Castle University Marine International, Singapore, presented his paper on “Impacts and Challenges in Ship Recycling: A way forward for sustainable growth and management”.
He stated that though ship recycling provides a ready supply of scrap metal, there are costs over safety, health and environment since dismantling is naturally associated with risks and the possibility of pollution internationally.
Presenting his keynote paper on “GL Systems Certification One stop solution”, GL (India) Head of Certification Ramesh Koregave emphasised more awareness among all stakeholders to make ship recycling environment-friendly.
He said GL Systems Certification would help acquire ISO certificates needed to implement standards for making recycling greener.
GL Lead Auditor Jens Rogge presented the last keynote paper on “GL minimum standards for green ship recycling”.

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