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Published on 27/07/18

Accreditation Cofrac Inspection is open for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) in Ships

Accreditation for these new activities follows the development process carried out by Inspection section of Cofrac. This work is part of the implementation of Regulation (UE) N°1257/2013 on ship recycling.

This inventory is performed according to the technical documents published by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Division 140 (Article 140.27) of French Ship Safety regulation has been amended to require accreditation in accordance with standard NF EN ISO/IEC 17020 for carrying out this inventory of hazardous materials.

With regard to the implementation of this new regulation, inspection bodies will be able to start performing these services as soon as they can justify the filing of the application for accreditation with Cofrac. The administration will send the name of the organizations involved in the process to the representatives of the ship owners of France.