GMS is proud to announce Dr. Anand’s M. Hiremath’s successful completion of the examination for the “Approved HazMat Expert” certificate with DNV-GL in Piraeus, Greece.
GMS maintains a policy of monitoring responsible ship recycling activities being conducted at certified recycling yards across the world on behalf of its clients and provides the owners of ships and offshore assets with a monthly ship recycling report highlighting important information at every stage of the recycling process.
Dr. Anand Hiremath, a civil engineer who holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in addition to a PhD on the “Development of integrated risk assessment framework for best practices in ship recycling”, is presently based in Bhavnagar, India where he works closely with selected yards to ensure compliance of the guidelines established by the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships while simultaneously collaborating with SRIA, GMB, Ministry of Shipping, and other local organizations and government institutions.
He is also responsible for the continued development and implementation of GMS’s Responsible Ship Recycling Programme (GRSRP) is now qualified to guide and even assist vessel and yard owners alike, with the creation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), a very critical step of the recycling process that ensures the identification of hazardous materials onboard a vessel.
Commenting on Anand’s academic achievement, Dr. Anil Sharma, President and CEO, GMS, said:
“It gives me great pleasure to advise you that Dr. Hiremath has passed the HAZMAT exam in his first attempt! He’s now an approved HazMat expert! Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hiremath on his self-driven achievement. We are proud of him!”
Dr. Hiremath commented:
“I am delighted to receive this important qualification from DNV-GL and happy to introduce a brand new service within our portfolio of services here at GMS. Being able to prepare and provide an IHM means that we have now the ability to assist shipowners with the preparation of a fully integrated report on the hazardous materials identified on their floating assets and therefore, ensure that they are recycled in a responsible way according to the Hong Kong International Convention guidelines for the Safe & Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships”.