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The Italian Naval Register awarded the certificate to the ship yard Shubh Arya Steel, a demolition and recovery facility located in Alang.
The first certificate issued by the Italian Naval Register (Ri.Na) for ecological ship recycling has been awarded to an Indian ship yard. The Genoa authority Ri.Na Services awarded the ISO 30000:2009 certificate and HKC statement of compliance (SoC) to Shubh Arya Steel, one of the main ship recycling and demolition facilities in Alang, in the Indian State of Gujarat. As mentioned by a note of RINA, the ship yard has invested in its infrastructure in order to meet the requirements of the International Marine Organization’s (IMO) Hong Kong convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. The company also improved its management system to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007, ISO 30000:2009, and HKC SoC standards.
“We would like to thank RINA for their valuable role on this extensive journey to achieve the coveted HKC Statement of Compliance and ISO 30000:2009 certification for our shipyard. We are proud to have made significant investments to make this happen” commented Shubh Arya Steel managing director Rajesh Arya.
Recently there has been a strong increase in the investments aimed at modernization and ecosustainability in the field of ship yards. The award ceremony was attended among others also by ECSA, the main European association in this field. The presence of such an actor might encourage European countries to practice a better recycling of ships through certified structures.