Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling


SENSREC is a collaboration between the Government of Norway and IMO to support developing countries for the implementation of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. The Hong Kong Convention provides a "cradle to grave" solution to regulate ship recycling throughout the whole life of the ship. The Convention will enter into force on 26 June 2025. The video below outlines the need for universal ship recycling regulations and how IMO is helping its Member States improve the environmental and safety standards in their ship recycling industries in line with the requirements of the Hong Kong Convention.  You can read more about the Hong Kong Convention here.


SENSREC in Bangladesh

Launched in 2015, the SENSREC project in Bangladesh has produced a number of economic and environmental studies on ship recycling, developed and deployed training materials for the ship recycling workers and is contributing to the development of infrastructure including facilities for treatment, storage and disposing of hazardous wastes generated from recycling operations.  SENSREC Bangladesh is currently going through its 3rd phase.  Detailed information about each phase of SENSREC Bangladesh can be found through the links below.