ISO/PAS 30002:2009 provides guidance which a shipowner should follow when selecting a ship recycling facility.
In order to ensure as far as possible that vessels are recycled in a safe and environmentally sound manner, shipowners should carefully consider ship recycling facilities to which they wish to sell their ships, and it is therefore important that ship recycling facilities provide certain objective information to assist in this selection process. Ship recycling facilities that are unwilling to provide this information on request by the shipowner should therefore not be considered.
Since the shipowner may not be able to verify the information given, it is the sole responsibility of the ship recycling facilities to ensure that it is correct. However, it is important that shipowners be critical in their consideration of any such information, and should not consider facilities that publish obviously false information, or those where other data make it apparent that the information supplied does not reflect reality.
ISO/PAS 30002:2009 applies to the process of selecting ship recycling facility and the use of pro forma contract only and does not consider other aspects of ship recycling. Such aspects are covered by other standards of the ISO 30000 series.
ISO/PAS 30002:2009 is applicable to any shipowner who wishes to:
- select a ship recycling facility in order to carry out safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,
- demonstrate conformity with the ISO 30000 series,
- assure themselves that the ship recycling facility chosen is in conformity with the ISO 30000 series.
It is intended to be used by shipowners when selecting a ship recycling facility as guidelines only.