ABS issues barrier management advisory

Offshore operations can lead to accidents from blowouts and fires to explosions and collision; Thus, ABS issued an advisory on ABS Management, providing operators and owners with insight to barrier management.

Kawasaki receives AIP for its LPG system

ABS recently announced that granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries regarding its LPG as fuel system design. Specifically, KHI highlights that its dual-fuel engine is capable of using both marine diesel oil and LPG as fuel, while reduces fuel consumption, following the NOx Tier 3 regulations.

New collaboration on condition-based class pilot project

According to a recent statement, ABS and P&O Maritime Logistics (POML) have agreed to a pioneering condition-based class (CBC) pilot project for the platform supply vessel (PSV), DMS Courageous. It is said that this three-phase agreement paves the way for a transformation from calendar-based to condition-based classification.

ABS receives $2.1m grant to boost offshore safety

ABS was recently awarded $2.1 million for two of its projects based on enhancing safety in the offshore oil and gas field. The grant was given by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under their $7.25 million investment on 8 projects, aiming to further develop safety offshore.

Wärtsilä receives the SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Wärtsilä has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award, sponsored by ABS, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.

ABS marks three years without a work-related lost time injury

Recently, ABS celebrated an unprecedented third year of zero lost time work-related incidents. This historic achievement establishes ABS as an industry safety leader. In fact, the Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) at ABS has remained at 0.00 throughout 2017, 2018 and now 2019, underscoring ABS’ industry-leading safety performance.

ABS issues the first Product Design Assessment for HHI’s system

ABS along with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced that completed a landmark joint development project (JDP) upon HHI’s Integrated Smart-ship solution (ISS) system. Namely, ABS identified the smart functions of the project and published the first Product Design Assessment (PDA), concerning project’s data infra-structure.

USCG approves remote control system

USCG and ABS approved Sea Machines Robotics’s SM200 commercial wireless helm for installation aboard a class of U.S.-flag tugboats that support articulated tug-barge (ATB) sets. The two bodies deemed the system satisfactory for shipboard installation and trials.


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