Guidance launched for FPSOs in Brazil

ABS has launched a support package for offshore operators in Brazil’s complex regulatory environment. It also published a technical advisory and two new notations. 

Why Cyber Security Assessment is more important than ever

In response to the cyber security matters that keep arising, US Coast Guard has released Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20, in which addresses cyber security risks and states its position on cyber risk management controls for maritime facilities regulated under the 33 CFR 105 code of federal regulations.

A risk management framework on COVID-19 for ships

ABS has launched guidance on sanitizing and decontaminating marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19. Along with focusing on measures to mitigate exposure and response measures, the guidance includes a risk management framework for ships with respect to COVID-19.

ABS conducts majority of annual class surveys remotely

ABS announced that in an industry first, it is able to conduct almost all classification annual surveys remotely on eligible vessels, after moving to further expand its remote offerings. ABS launched ten remote survey options, with an overall of 28 surveys and audits able to be conducted remotely.

ABS accepts 3D models for class surveys

The US-based classification society, ABS recently informed that successfully completed a successful pilot project using 3D digital models for class surveys. Through this initiative, ABS becomes the first in Industry that accepts 3D models for class surveys.

ABS issues autonomous functions applications advisory

The US-based classification society ABS recently released advisory concerning autonomous functions in the maritime and the offshore field. In fact, the “ABS Advisory on Autonomous Functionality” goals to boost these functions and its major regulatory developments.

MASS concept: A first step toward autonomous operations in shipping 

In the ongoing battle of improving, the shipping industry has made the greatest ally; Digitalization. The smart era has already been useful for the sector, while the advancement in the maritime industry has called for the development of autonomous ships, presenting the motion of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).  

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