IHM Inspection / Survey

Through Metizoft Enviro's HazMat Survey / IHM Inspection we'll perform an inspection on-board vessels to compile an IHM report that lays the foundation for a ship's Inventory of Hazardous Materials.

During the inspection we'll take physical and visual samples of ship components that may contain hazardous substances. The physical samples will be tested at a certified lab.

We'll then finally create the IHM report. The certificate is valid for five years at a time, and requires the shipowner to keep the IHM up to date throughout the vessel's life cycle. We can keep your ship's IHM up to date with our state-of-the-art turnkey solution (Watch a short introduction movie here).

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Global Reach

All of Metizoft Enviro's inspections are carried out by our dedicate team of certified HazMat Experts with a global reach, operating out of Norway, Holland, UK, Greece, France, Spain, Turkey, Singapore, Shanghai, South Korea, USA, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

We have been certified by DNV GL, ABS, Lloyd's Register, BV, Class NK, RINA and Korean Register.

Customers include Frontline, DOF, Torvald Klaveness, Siem Offshore, Buksér & Berging, Eidesvik, OSM, Viking Line and many more.

IHM Newsletter

Inspector at work
One of our inspectors at work



The Council today adopted a regulation on ship recycling (PE-CO S 59/13, 15517/13 ADD1 REV1).

Adoption of the legislation follows an agreement reached at the third informal trilogue with the European Parliament on 17 June 2013.

The new regulation aims to prevent, reduce and minimise accidents, injuries and other adverse effects on human health and the environment caused by ship recycling. In addition, it seeks to ensure the proper management of hazardous materials on board ships. It also aims to facilitate the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

All new ships must have on board an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) contained in the ship's structure or fittings, together with details of their location and quantities.

Existing ships shall comply, as far as practicable, with this requirement seven years after the entry into force of this regulation.

The regulation applies not only to ships flying the flag of a member state but also to ships flying the flag of a third country when calling at ports in the EU. Such ships must also have on board an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM).

The regulation provides for the establishment and regular updating of a European list of ship recycling facilities. The list will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and on the Commission's website not later than three years after the entry into force of this regulation. It will contain two sub-lists indicating the ship recycling facilities located in a member state and in a third country.

Within three years of the entry into force of this regulation, the Commission will submit a report on the feasibility of a financial instrument that would facilitate safe and sound ship recycling and, if appropriate, will present a legislative proposal.

Penalties for non-compliance with the regulation will be set by member states.

The regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the EU. It will apply at the earliest two years, depending on when the maximum output of ship recycling facilities on the European list exceeds 2.5 million light displacement tonnes, or at the latest five years after the entry into force of this regulation.

Metizoft Enters Mega-Yacht Market

01.07.2020 - Metizoft has entered into an agreement for delivery of its IHM Life Cycle Solution to SeaDream Yacht Club.

Metizoft Inspects Statsraad Lehmkuhl

25.06.2020 - Metizoft will deliver its IHM Life Cycle Solution to Statsraad Lehmkuhl.

Agreement With Havila Shipping

15.05.2020 - Havila Shipping ASA and Metizoft AS have entered into an agreement on IHM inspections and maintenance.

Status at Metizoft Regarding Coronavirus Outbreak

14.03.2020 - Metizoft's status regarding the coronavirus outbreak.