EC ship recycling consultation likely to drive change towards responsible practices

Ehud Bar-Lev

Source: Lloyd's Register

The European Commission (EC) launched an online consultation to evaluate its Ship Recycling Regulation that ran until early June 2023. The results of the work will probably increase the number of ships recycled in a responsible way and owners that fail to do this may face penalties in the future.

Ehud Bar-Lev, LR’s Global Manager, Ship Inspection & Assessment said that there is no reason to assume that there would be material changes to the regulations, although ultimately that is down to the EC to decide based on feedback from consultees.

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