European List of Ships Recycling Facilities
On July 27th, the European Commission adopted the 11th edition of the European List of ship recycling facilities. The updated list includes three new yards located in Türkiye. As a result, The European List now contains 48 ship-recycling facilities, including 38 yards in Europe (EU, Norway and UK), 9 yards in Türkiye and 1 yard in the USA. Several yards on the European List are also capable of recycling large vessels.
The Commission has also extended the date of expiry of inclusion of two listed yards located in Denmark and one listed yard located in Italy.
As part of the implementation of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the Commission will continue and increase the monitoring of compliance of the yards on the European List with the conditions set out in EU legislation, including, when necessary, through unannounced inspections.
Since 31 December 2018, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation has been requiring all large sea-going vessels sailing under an EU Member State flag to use an approved ship recycling facility included in the European List of ship recycling facilities.
The European List of Facilities
The list is regularly updated to add further compliant facilities or to remove facilities that have ceased to comply.
- To be included in the European List, any ship recycling facility, irrespective of its location, must comply with a number of safety and environmental requirements.
- For facilities located in the EU, competent national authorities must check that all the relevant conditions are met, and then inform the Commission that the facility should be listed.
- Ship recycling facilities located in third countries and intending to recycle ships flying a flag of a Member State must apply to the Commission for inclusion in the European List.
- The Commission then evaluates and checks how these yards comply with the requirements in the Regulation and proposed their inclusion in the European List when these requirements are met.