The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019

The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Shipping, on November 25, 2019. The Bill restricts the use of hazardous material on ships and regulates the recycling of ships. The Bill will apply to: (i) any new or existing ship which is registered in India, (ii) ships entering a port or terminal in India, or the territorial waters of India, (iii) any warship, or other ship owned and operated by an administration and used on government non-commercial service, and (iv) ship recycling facilities operating in India.