During the Hong Kong Convention all IMO (International Maritime Organization) Member States have agreed to improve the recycling of ships as well as the working conditions on the scrapping yards. The ship recycling has tremendous influence on humans and the nature in the ship recycling countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.
As there was no legislative basis for the ship recycling it has been decided to establish a new standard for the maritime industry based on the Hong Kong Convention and the EU-Directive. The EU-Directive was set into force on the 30th December 2013. The International Standard – ISO 30005 – is based on the EU-Directive and the Hong Kong Convention.