ABS awards Vard Approval in Principle for Jones Act SOV

Vard Marine Inc. has been awarded ABS Approval in Principle (AiP) t for its design of a Jones Act wind farm service operations vessel (SOV). The AiP is for a customized version

ABS issues guidance on containership cargo fires

The just-published ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers is the first of its kind to address firefighting and safety systems of cargo holds of container vessels, the

VIDEO: World’s largest floating wind turbine sets sail

The world’s largest floating offshore wind turbine, an 8.4-megawatt (MW) an ABS-classed unit, recently departed for its final destination, the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, 20 kilometers off the Portuguese coast of Viana

Topaz signs PSV up for extended drydocking scheme

Dubai headquartered OSV specialist Topaz Energy and Marine has entered its 2012-built, 79.4 m long platform supply vessel Caspian Voyager into the ABS Extended Dry-Docking (EDD) scheme. The program will extend the

ABS names Ian Bramson Global Head of Cybersecurity

ABS has appointed cyber expert Ian Bramson as its Global Head of Cybersecurity. In this role, Bramson will lead the development of a cyber security risk reduction program to meet increasing demand

Kirsi Tikka moves on from ABS

Dr. Kirsi Tikka has stepped down as Executive Vice President and Senior Maritime Advisor at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Effective September 2, 2019 she will become an independent non-executive director of

Project aims to ease path to wind-assisted ship propulsion

ABS and Netherlands based research institute MARIN have launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate transparent and validated methods to assess the performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies. The JIP covers

New guidance on gas and other low flashpoint fuels

A new ABS Advisory on Gas and Other Low Flashpoint Fuels provides guidance on available technologies, regulatory requirements and installation and operational considerations for adopting gas or other low flash point fuels.

ABS partners with digital twin specialist Akselos

ABS is partnering with Cambridge, Mass., based Akselos, Inc. to explore developing cutting-edge digital services to clients. ABS says that digital twin specialist Akselos has patented technology with the power to model

ABS publishes Low Carbon Shipping Outlook

A Low Carbon Shipping Outlook just published by ABS aims to help the maritime sector evaluate potential pathways to a low-carbon future. “Despite all the noise and confusion about IMO 2020, the