Other documents – International Policy

For more information on the historical development of ship recycling policy, please refer to http://www.shipbreakingplatform.org/international-policy/

2015 - Statement of Mr. Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes – Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

The United Nations Basel Convention

2011 - Ratification of  The Ban Amendment at COP10

2003 - Basel Convention Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Full and Partial Dismantling of Ships
Download the Technical Guidelines (taken from the Basel Convention website)
>> In English
>> In Spanish
>> In French
>> In Bengali
>> In Hindi
>> In Turkish
>> In Urdu (part 1, part 2)


The International Maritime Organisation

15 May 2009 - Adoption of the IMO’s Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships

For more information on ship recycling guidelines developed by the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC), please refer to their website

The International Labour Organisation

October 2003 – ILO - Safety and health in shipbreaking: Guidelines for Asian countries and Turkey

The International Chamber of Shipping

August 2001 - MARISEC - Industry Code of Practice on Ship Recycling