Recycling of ships – IHM

Verification of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials

PRS offers a service to verify the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) including documentation verification, inspection and issuing of an inventory certificate / compliance certificate.

We remind you: From December 31, 2020, the next part of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No. 1257/2013 of November 20, 2013 on ship recycling imposing the obligation to have an up-to-date and verified Part I Inventory of Hazardous Materials on board on vessels of EU countries or vessels operating in its territory.

The obligation to prepare the Inventory rests with shipyards in the case of new ships or with shipowners in the case of ships in service.

In the case of ships sent for recycling, we offer a final inspection with a certificate of readiness for recycling. Inquiries should be directed to

Recognition for companies providing services in the field of ship recycling

PRS offers an approval procedure for companies providing services in the field of ship recycling, especially firms preparing Inventory of Hazardous Materials, HazMat Experts and laboratories.

The approval procedure includes document verification, service provider inspection and PRS Approval Certificate. For your maximum convenience, the procedures and acceptance criteria for approval of service suppliers are described in our Rules – Publication 56/P.

We encourage all companies providing services in the ship recycling sector to apply for recognition certificates issued by PRS – please contact us at

PRS also carries out certification of recycling facilities and shipyards that would like to be included in the European List of Ship Recycling Facilities. More information:

Polski Rejestr Statków S.A.
Ship Surveys Division
Hull and Technology Department
al. gen. Józefa Hallera 126
80-416 Gdańsk

tel: +48 58 75 11 220
+48 58 75 11 127

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