German green recycler Leviathan is preparing to demolish its first vessel.

The Kiel yard said the veteran 37.5m-loa, 176-gt construction vessel HC Hagemann 1 (built 1955) has been lifted out of the water and into its dry dock, where it will undergo cold-cutting over the next few weeks.

The unit is owned by HC Hagemann of Hamburg.

“Leviathan can now recycle the first ship almost emissions-free,” said Leviathan, which works with the support of German Naval Yards.