Dr. Anand M. Hiremath is a Civil Engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) India. He spent six years carrying out extensive research and prepared a doctoral thesis on: Integrated Risk Assessment Framework for Development of Best Practices in Ship Recycling. He was awarded Doctorate Degree in the year 2016 for his research work on Ship Recycling by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India. In addition, he has a diploma in Industrial Safety and is a qualified Lead Auditor for OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015. He is also a DNV GL certified Hazmat Expert (IHM specialist).
Dr. Hiremath has been a member of the GMS for the last four years as a Green Recycling Specialist, based in Bhavnagar, India, where he works closely with select yards ensuring compliance with the guidelines of the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.
Moreover, Dr. Hiremath is responsible for the development and implementation of GMS Responsible Ship Recycling Programme (GMS-RSRP) and he is the Head of Research and Development Division of GMS. He has participated in several projects on Green Ship Recycling, including the European Union FP6 funded project (DIVEST) and has conducted a study on Preventive Technological Interventions for Improving Environmental Attributes of Ship Recycling (Green Alang Initiative) funded by the Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat, India.
Dr. Hiremath’s research has been published in scientific journals in USA, Europe, UK and India. Dr. Hiremath published the first practical handbook on ship recycling, entitled: “The Green Handbook: A Practical Checklist to Monitor the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships” which highlights the procedures the GMS RSRP follows to help both Ship and Yard Owners recycle a vessel in an environmentally-friendly manner (which is available on Amazon). Under his supervision, 35 IHM surveys & 55 end-of-life vessels (of different types) were successfully recycled.
Dr. Anand M. Hiremath looks forward to welcoming students for the next Certificate in Ship Recycling intake.