Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Application Request

To help shipowners prepare Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for existing ships, ABS has developed an IHM application. The IHM application provides the following:

  • Data capture form for shipowners to systematically input the assessment of a ship for presence or absence of hazardous material.
  • Capability to transform the inputs in the data capture form into a visual/sampling check plan (VSCP) for onboard visual/sampling check and/or an IHM for the ship.

To request access to the IHM application, please complete the IHM application request form below.


IHM Application Request Form

Complete the Form Below.

Are you an Exisiting Client or a New Client?

Exisiting clients will have an ABS World Wide Client Number.

New clients will need to be granted an ABS World Wide Client Number.

If you are a current customer please complete fields below.

Disclaimer: ABS is providing this (template/portal/website) as a tool to assist vessel owners in completing the Inventory of Hazardous Materials for their vessels. It is the Owner’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of all information entered in this form.  ABS makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in the completed forms or templates. Owners use of this form is solely at their own risk. ABS assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss, damage or expense caused by reliance on the information in the completed document or howsoever provided. ABS may maintain archival copies of records and information submitted to complete the IHM form.


  • International, regional and national regulations all incorporate environmental requirements.

  • The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) covers six areas of ship pollutants: oil, noxious liquid substances in bulk, harmful substances in package forms, sewage, garbage and air emissions from ships.

  • IMO continues to develop and adopt rules on various topics, including ballast water, biofouling, market-based measures and ship-radiated noise.

Hazardous Materials - Ship Recycling

Shipowners, operators, shipyards, recycling facilities and national authorities are becoming increasingly aware of and will be responsible for complying with standards set forth by the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention).