Yesterday, Grieg Star began the recycling of its faithful Star Gran at LEYAL Ship Recycling Group in Turkey. She is the first under the new EU recycling regulations.
Grieg Star recycled its first vessel 18 years ago at a yard in China. Ever since, the company has been committed to a sustainable recycling of its vessels. Since 2010, the company has entrusted Grieg Green to secure sustainable recycling of its vessels.
As such, Star Gran follows their standard practices. What is new with Star Gran, is that she is one of the first vessels to be recycled under the EU regulation on Ship Recycling (EU SRR).
“Star Gran is 33 years, and it is time for her to have her last voyage. She has served us well, and it is wistfully we send her to the recycling yard. With Grieg Green’s expertise and the quality of LEYAL Ship Recycling Group, we feel confident in a transparent and high quality process.” said CEO Camilla Grieg.
The EU SRR is an important next step in the shipping business’ work to secure higher levels of sustainability. With Star Gran, Grieg Green were able to secure an EU approved yard close to Star Gran’s last discharge port. We trust the EU will continue to survey and approve good standard yards all over the world. That is the only way to secure more vessels to be recycled in a sustainable way in the future.