Every year an estimated 1,000 obsolete ships have to be recycled as they are not economically viable anymore for their owners. These end-of-life ships contain toxic materials such as asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs and oil residues to name just a few.
Asbestos or toxic dust containment and abatement is a challenging task in the best of conditions. Sending a highly-trained crew of experienced workers into a life-threatening situation presents numerous hazards.
Hiring a building contractor is always a difficult thing. Between researching their qualifications, checking their references, ensuring they are licensed, and determining a time when they are able to come and complete the work in a timely