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REMOVALS

Asbestos Removal

Since 1 July 2002 the installation of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) on board ships has been prohibited except for very limited uses pursuant to the requirements of SOLAS regulation II -1/3 -5. As of 1 January 2011 the installation of ACMs on board is absolutely prohibited without exception.

Due to its unique properties, Asbestos has been used throughout the shipping industry for many years. Many new vessels entering the market from developing countries are also now being found to contain ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials).

The removal of higher risk asbestos-containing materials (sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos insulation, asbestos lagging and most work involving asbestos insulating board should only be carried out by a Port State Controlled licensed contractor.

Licensed asbestos removal work is a significantly hazardous job because it involves higher risk asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). These materials are more likely to release larger quantities of asbestos fibres when being removed than lower risk materials (such as asbestos cement). As a result, workers who are employed in removing higher risk ACMs require specific training and should follow specific working practices. Workers should also use sophisticated respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and are legally required to be under regular medical surveillance.

Ship Survey is licensed for Asbestos removal in most Port State Controls in Asia.

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was widely used in widely in the 20th Century for many industrial and domestic applications. Inhalation of asbestos fibres has been shown to lead to a number of serious health risks, including asbestosis and the cancer mesothelioma. As these



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