Recovery of Obsolete Vessels not used in the Fishing Trade

The consortium led by COWI was awarded a contract by the Directorate-General for the Environment (European Commission) for the Recovery of Obsolete Vessels not used in Fishing Trade.

The sudy is focused specifically on:

  • Update existing information about ship dismantling for ships covered, or not, by the Hong Kong Convention and for abandoned vessels.
  • Complete it by collecting information about the dismantling conditions of ships not covered by the scope of the Hong Kong Convention and abandoned vessels.
  • Identify the best practices in term of ship dismantling and waste management of these ships and document them in a user friendly manner.
  • Identify possible shortcomings (legal, technical, financial) in terms of dismantling of these ships and propose options to address these shortcomings
  • Quantify the environmental, social and economical impacts of options to overcome possible shortcomings and rank them.

Start Date: 01/12/2010

End Date: 31/10/2011

Contact Manager: G. Musterni