ABS maintains an online resource library that provides convenient access to ABS Rules and Guides plus various technical papers, booklets and bulletins and databases to keep customers informed about new developments.
Published materials are available for download free of charge. Select publications are available for purchase through the ABS online catalog.
ABS Vessel Information
The ABS Record provides a listing of all vessels and offshore installations currently in class with ABS. The monthly listing of ABS Newly Classed vessels includes tankers, bulk carriers, containerships and offshore structures that were recently granted classification by ABS. Additionally, you can review a listing of ABS Class Suspensions, Withdrawals and Reinstatements.
Rules, Guides & Regulations
The heart of any classification society, Rules and Guides are derived from principles of naval architecture, marine engineering and related disciplines. Currently, ABS has more than100 Rules, Guides or Guidance Notes available for download or purchase through the online catalog.
Brief summaries of recent or pending new regulations, particularly those stemming from the work of the IMO.
Equipment and Suppliers Database
Several databases pertaining to equipment, materials and suppliers are available in this library. Approved products required by ABS Rules for classification, are part of the ABS Approved Manufacturers and Products database, while certified specialists may be located in the External Specialists database. Information on the Type Approval process as well as a searchable database is also available.
Recognized as a leader of technical innovation in the marine and offshore sectors, ABS has some of the most respected research and development resources in the maritime industry. The experiences and findings gained from the extensive research and development projects underway are shared through Technical Papers available for download.
Booklets & Bulletins
Booklets and bulletins provide valuable information on ABS products and services.