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The process recycling of ships is definitely considered a "green" industry, employing a really large workforce in numerous developing countries. The vast majority of facilities dealing with the ship recycling are located in Asia. As a result of the recycling process, vessels reaching the end of their working cycle, are treated so that there is next to nothing remaining to go as waste. However, it shall be noted that, while the declared principles of recycling the ships may be quite sound, the existing working practices and environmental standards that are there is some of the recycling facilities may sometimes fall short of the standards that are acceptable internationally. The present publication was developed by the IWG, i.e. Industry Working Group, with the intention to get periodically updated in order to be kept fully in line with the relevant IMO standards that are implemented by the contracting governments on a regular basis. The updated editions of the publication are also supposed to take into consideration the practical experience that is gained. It should also be taken into account that the all responsibility for conditions of recycling the ships always rests solely with the authorities of the countries where subject vessels are actually located.