A methodology for a 'design for ship recycling'

Stuart Alexander McKenna, R. E. Kurt, O. Turan

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The concept of the Environmentally Friendly Ship is seen by some as a standard to aim for in the medium to long term future. However, when a ship comes to the end of life and recycling phase an important point to note is that approximately 96% plus of an average ship is currently reused or recycled. Therefore the main concern with an end of life ship is not how much on board the ship can be recycled, but rather in which manner these ship recycling activities are carried out and what effect on the workers' health and safety and the impact on the surrounding environment do they have? In this paper, through research of the ship recycling industry and referring to previous ship recycling process analysis carried out by the authors, the various hazardous materials and processes involved in ship recycling will be documented, a link established to the marine design cycle and a methodology for a 'design for ship recycling' introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Environmentally Friendly Ship
Subtitle of host publication28-29 February 2012, RINA HQ, London
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781905040964
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on the Environmentally Friendly Ship - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Feb 201229 Feb 2012


ConferenceInternational Conference on the Environmentally Friendly Ship
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • ship recycling
  • environmentally friendly ship
  • naval architechture

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