Vessel Decommissioning

Vessel Decommissioning 

Dales Marine is always looking for ways to evolve and diversify the business into other areas to enable us to keep our facilities operating to capacity, with this in mind,

In November 2017 Dales Marine Services was awarded its Waste Management licence by SEPA and Edinburgh Council, and this now gives us the official recognition we require to be able to carry out ‘end of life’ Decommissioning and Depolluting work at our site in Leith.

 “We are the first site in the UK to offer such a depolluting service with the ability to recycle the Vessels as well”

 This type of extra capability is a welcome addition to our already extensive range of services already offered by Dales Marine, and allows us to, in effect, ‘go full circle’ by helping bring new vessels into service, maintain them through their working lives at sea and then decommission them when their service comes to an end.


Sepa approved and fully accredited 

The European Commission (EC) adopted the first version of the European List of ship recycling facilities on December 19, 2016.

Demolition yards included in the European List of ship recycling facilities are located in Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. These shipyards will have exclusive access to the recycling ships flying the flags of the EU member states, according to the EC. Adopted in 2013, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation requires all vessels sailing under an EU member state flag to only use an approved ship recycling facility.

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