Japan Ship Technology Research Association
Emergency Towing Procedures
The Standard Photos for Preparation of Steel Substrates
Support projects

Project to help ensure compliance with technological regulations and standards

Through its achievements in the area of regulations and standards, as well as R&D, JSTRA helps to ensure compliance with technological regulations and standards centered on a project to give assistance in developing an IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) to address needs in the domestic shipbuilding and shipping industries.

Inventory Project

It has been an international agenda to prevent environmental pollution and labor disasters associated with ship recycling. Thus, the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 was adopted in May 2009.
According to the provisions of the Convention, commercial ships larger than 500 international gross tonnage without IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) will not be allowed to engage in international voyages.

JSTRA is one of the first organizations to be engaged in this agenda. To help ships comply with this convention in a streamlined way, JSTRA has started a project to assist the industries to develop IHM for existing ships.

Drawing check in the engine control room Onboard check survey Sample analysis (microscopic image of asbestos)