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Activities magazine
02 Apr 2014
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Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America
10 Mar 2014
This study was developed to assist LNG stakeholders in implementing the existing and planned regulatory framework for LNG bunkering.
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Navigating the Northern Sea Route
29 Jan 2014
This Advisory is intended to give owners contemplating sending ships into the area sufficient information to initiate the necessary permitting process and to better identify the risks that may be attendant on such a voyage.
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Surveyor Magazine
06 Jan 2014
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Activities Magazine
18 Oct 2013
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Ship Energy Efficiency Measures
10 Jun 2013
This Advisory has been compiled to provide guidance to owners and operators on the wide range of options being promoted to improve vessel efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions.
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Reducing the Port State Detention Factor: Pre-Port Arrival Quick Reference Guide (Chinese)
07 Jun 2013
Based on data gathered from ABS vessels that have been involved in Port State interventions or detentions, this guide has been developed for the use of the vessel's crew prior to arrival into port to best prepare themselves for inspection.
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Surveyor magazine
30 May 2013
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Reducing ISM-related Port State Detentions (Chinese)
28 May 2013
A quick reference guide to check the health of our safety management system.
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Activities magazine
20 May 2013
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ABS Trends
06 May 2013
Update on Operational Performance & Environmental Issues
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Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems
22 Mar 2013
This Advisory has been produced to summarize the regulatory requirements applicable to SOx EGC systems, provide an overview of available technologies and highlight some of the selection, installation and operational issues that need to be considered when selecting EGC systems as a means for ships to comply with current and future exhaust gas emission regulations.
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Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers
15 Feb 2013
This reference document has been compiled to provide useful information on certain common questions and issues raised by shipowners and operators over the past several years concerning the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers.
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ILO Maritime Labour Convention - Guidance for Compliance
18 Jan 2013
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Activities magazine
28 Dec 2012
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Reducing the Port State Detention Factor: Pre-Port Arrival Quick Reference Guide
08 Oct 2012
Based on data gathered from ABS vessels that have been involved in Port State interventions or detentions, this guide has been developed for the use of the vessel's crew prior to arrival into port to best prepare themselves for inspection.
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Marine Management Systems
26 Mar 2012
This booklet provides an introduction to the ABS services available through the HSQEEn certification.
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Activities magazine
24 Oct 2011
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Ballast Water Treatment Advisory
19 Oct 2011
This ABS Advisory has been produced to summarize the current state of ballast water treatment regulations and available technologies in order to provide useful guidance to shipowners, operators, and builders as they make decisions about suitable treatment options.
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Reducing ISM-related Port State Detentions
11 Jan 2011
A quick reference guide to check the health of our safety management system.
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Fuel Switching Advisory Notice
01 Mar 2010
This ABS Advisory has been prepared to provide guidance to shipowners, operators and builders about how switching to marine gas oil may affect the operation, safety and design of ships.
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Onboard Routine Maintenance Checksheet
02 Feb 2009
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