About us

In order to promote environmentally sound and safe ship recycling the International Ship Recycling Association, ISRA was founded on 22 October 2007 in The Hague, The Netherlands. ISRA’s goals are to be the platform for the strongest responsible yards of the globe and show the alternative to traditional scrapping as practiced in the Indian subcontinent. We would like to create a level playing field globally and promote sustainable ship recycling and to change the image of the dismantling industry. One of the main objectives is to expand the association with recycling yards from all over the world including the Indian subcontinent yards which meet the certification requirements ISRA has developed for its recycling yard members.

Founding fathers

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Adem Simsek (Simsekler Group), Saim Siviri (Cemas Celik), Li Hongwei (China Jiang Xiajang Changjiang Shiprepair Yard), Janice Liu Guohong (Zhongxin Ship Recycling & Steel Co), James MacFarlane (Sparrows Point Shipyard).

Top row (left to right)

Dimitris Ayvatoglu (Leyal Ship Recycling), Demiray Kardes (Demtas), Henk Poot (Scheepssloperij Nederland), Ali Tiras (Oge Gemi Sokum).


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By filling out the form below you can apply for an ISRA membership. The secretariat will contact you to start application procedure.

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