ABS

ABS expands guidance for fire protection on container ships

ABS has updated its Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers, expanding the guidance to the existing container ship fleet. The guide aims to support owners in navigating risks, based on the unique characteristics of each container load, location of the container on the vessel and various firefighting spray patterns.

ABS facilitates Polar Code Operational Assessment

ABS has facilitated a Polar Code Operational Assessment in terms of the implementation of the IMO Polar Code. Specifically, the assessment identifies operational risks and limitations and was performed with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company in undersea communications technology, on its cable-laying vessel, Responder.

New guide helps prevent dropped objects

ABS has issued a Guide for Dropped Object Prevention for Offshore Units and Installations aiming to help minimize risks to personnel safety, the environment and the facility.

ABS, industry experts tackle MODU safety issues

ABS recently collaborated with industry experts and discussed the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, with the goal of assuring that Rule requirements align with industry needs.

ABS : How to safely install drag anchors and plate anchors

ABS issued a recommendation guide for the design and installation of drag anchors and plate anchors for offshore service. The guide includes notes for the site investigation, methodologies for geotechnical design and structural assessment and installation and testing recommendations for drag anchors and plate anchors as well.

New guidance on LGC Storage Service launched

ABS has issued guidance notes regarding the LGC Storage Service. This Guide is applicable to liquefied gas carriers that may for certain periods be used for storage service while they maintain their appropriate liquefied gas carrier classification.

New Jacking Survey Guide launched

The ABS has issued Jacking Survey Guide to establish minimum requirements for inspection of Rack and Pinion jacking gear at Special Periodical Survey of Hull for Self-Elevating Drilling Units.

AWO qualifies ABS to perform towing safety management audits

ABS has been approved by the American Waterways Operators (AWO) to carry out audits of its Responsible Carrier Program (RCP), a safety management system for tugboat, towboat and barge companies that requires AWO member companies to undergo periodic management and vessel audits conducted by an independent third party.

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