ABS issues first software quality assessment in Asia Pacific

ABS has issued the first Integrated Software Quality Management Product Design Assessment Certificate in the Asia-Pacific region, for Industrial Control Systems software to Singapore-based Excel Marco. The program aims to ensure the security of control systems, in view of the increasing automation within the industry.

First mobile app to ease Subchapter M compliance

The American Bureau of Shipping has launched NS Workboat™, a new mobile application from ABS Nautical Systems, purpose-built for the workboat/inland sector, that aims to simplify Subchapter M compliance requirements with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations.

ABS discusses latest cyber challenges

Howard Fireman, ABS Chief Technology Officer, highlights the significance of the digitalization era that drives decisions within the maritime sector, identifying key focus areas that will help industry deal with this new data-centric world.

ABS: How to qualify new technologies

ABS has issued Guidance Note to describe the ABS approach for qualification of new technologies in order to confirm their ability to perform intended functions in accordance with defined performance requirements.

ABS publishes first cyber safety notation

The focus on cyber safety is increasing, and that is changing the expectations industry has for classification services. Thus, ABS has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for Cyber security Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries.

ABS delivers advanced cyber solutions

ABS has announced that it presents cyber seminars in multiple locations across Europe to deliver critical safety guidance. The ABS CyberSafety™ program team is presenting industry-leading guidance to address cyber-related threats and risks in the marine and offshore environments and explaining how the comprehensive ABS program can be used to combat cyber threats.

ABS releases guidance on drones use

ABS has released a new comprehensive guidance providing best practices for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Recognizing that drone technology can be a powerful tool that makes surveys less intrusive and reduces work-related risks, ABS provides a path to using these new remote inspection tools to support class surveys.

ABS expands in India

ABS has announced a significant expansion of its captive delivery center in Pune, India. The move to the new Tech Park One location will accommodate the addition of professional software developers who will expedite product development.

Software Quality and Cyber Safety

Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS, explained why ‘Smart Ships Demands Quality Software and Cyber Security’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He highlighted the need to improve software quality onboard marine and offshore assets. He addressed cybersecurity and Cybersafety pointing to four key elements for achieving safety and security objectives: traceability, documentation, transparency and verification. He explained that these requirements are self-evident and continue beyond the initial build into the maintenance phase.

ABS, LR join forces to deliver new industry standard software

Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyds Register (LR), has released new software tools for meeting the requirements of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), which entered into force on 1 July 2015.


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