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Generic Rules for Conditions of Classification, Materials and Welding, and Surveys After Construction

Effective Jan. 2014  2014   Jul-01-2014  

List of ABS Notations and Symbols

  2014   Jul-01-2014  

Supplemental Guides for Optional Class Notations

  2007   Feb-10-2014  
197

Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures  

  2013  Feb-01-2013  
48

Accommodation Barges  

  2014  Jan-14-2014  
122

Alternative Design and Arrangements for Fire Safety  

  2004  Jul-01-2010  
3

Aluminum Vessels  

  1975  Jan-12-2012  
86

Application of Ergonomics to Marine Systems  

  2013  Feb-10-2014  
90

Application of Fiber Rope for Offshore Mooring  

  2011  Feb-10-2014  
165

Application of Higher-Strength Hull Structural Thick Steel Plates in Container Carriers  

  2009  Feb-10-2014  
27

Approved Listings  

    Jul-21-2014  
27

Approved Welding Consumables  

    Jul-21-2014  
78

Assessing Hull Girder Residual Strength for Bulk Carriers  

  1995  Nov-01-1995  
74

Assessing Hull Girder Residual Strength for Tankers  

  1995  Jul-01-1995  
133

Assessment of Parametric Roll Resonance in the Design of Container Carriers  

  2004  Jun-06-2008  
114

Automatic or Remote Control and Monitoring for Machinery and Systems (other than propulsion) on Offshore Installations  

  2003  Feb-10-2014  
88

Automatic or Remote Control and Monitoring Systems for Vessels in Port  

  2003  Feb-10-2014  
171

Ballast Water Exchange  

  2010  Oct-20-2010  
18

Ballast Water Exchange Procedures  

  1999  Jan-01-1999  
187

Ballast Water Treatment  

  2011  Nov-04-2011  
192

Biofouling Management Plans  

  2013  Jan-14-2013  
176

Bottom-founded Offshore Wind Turbine Installations  

  2013  Jul-01-2014  
94

Bridge Design and Navigational Equipment/Systems  

  2000  Feb-10-2014  
126

Buckling and Ultimate Strength Assessment for Offshore Structures  

  2004  Feb-10-2014  
9

Bulk Carriers for Service on the Great Lakes  

  1978  Apr-01-2008  
15

Burning Crude Oil and Slops in Main and Auxiliary Boilers  

  1978  Jan-02-1978  
13

Certification of Cargo Containers  

  1998  Jun-01-2001  
45

Certification of Container Securing Systems  

  2010  Apr-10-2014  
174

Certification of Existing Blowout Preventers and Associated Systems  

  2010  Feb-16-2011  
203

Certification of Maritime Education Facilities  

  2013  Sep-10-2013  
39

Certification of Offshore Mooring Chain  

  2009  Feb-10-2014  
69

Certification of Oil Spill Recovery Equipment  

  1993  Jan-01-1993  
183

Certification of Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Providers  

  2011  Jul-19-2011  
57

Classification of Drilling Systems  

2012 - See archive for previous version   2012  Feb-10-2014  
153

Coating Performance Standard (CPS)  

  2013  Jun-21-2013  
162

Comfort - Yacht (COMF(Y)) and Comfort Plus - Yacht (COMF+(Y))  

  2008  Nov-09-2010  
166

Compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Title 3 Requirements  

  2009  Mar-14-2013  
150

Control of Harmonics in Electrical Power Systems  

  2006  May-01-2006  
190

Crew Habitability on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)  

  2012  Feb-10-2014  
105

Crew Habitability on Offshore Installations  

2012 - See archive for previous version  2012  Mar-14-2013  
102

Crew Habitability on Ships  

  2012  Sep-10-2013  
163

Crew Habitability on Workboats  

  2012  Sep-10-2013  
184

Drillships  

  2011  Feb-10-2014  
124

Dynamic Analysis Procedure for Self-Elevating Units  

2014 - See archive for previous versions   2014  Feb-13-2014  
101

Dynamic Loading Approach for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Installations  

  2010  Feb-10-2014  
191

Dynamic Positioning Systems  

  2012  Jul-01-2014  
202

Enhanced Fire Protection  

  2013  Sep-10-2013  
167

Environmental Protection Notation for Offshore Units, Floating Installations, and Liftboats  

  2010  Jun-21-2013  
99

Environmental Protection Notation for Vessels  

  2009  Feb-10-2014  
119

Ergonomic Design of Navigation Bridges  

  2003  Oct-01-2003  
201

Ergonomic Notations  

  2013  Jun-21-2013  
204

Exhaust Emission Abatement  

  2013  Sep-19-2013  
63

Facilities on Offshore Installations (2014)  

2014 Edition   2014  Feb-10-2014  
115

Fatigue Assessment of Offshore Structures  

  2003  Jul-01-2014  
141

Fire-Fighting Systems  

  2005  Feb-10-2014  
199

Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers  

  2013  Apr-18-2013  
169

Floating Offshore Liquefied Gas Terminals  

  2010  Jun-01-2014  
195

Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Installations  

  2013  Jul-01-2014  
82

Floating Production Installations (2014)  

2014 Edition   2014  Jul-01-2014  
186

Friction Stir Welding in Aluminum  

  2011  Sep-29-2011  
206

Global Performance Analysis for Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Installations  

  2014  Feb-13-2014  
106

Gravity-Based Offshore LNG Terminals  

  2010  Jul-01-2014  
158

Green Passport (GP)  

  2011  Feb-10-2014  
31

Heavy Fuel Oil  

  1984  Jan-02-1984  
61

High-Speed Craft (2014)  

2014 Edition   2014  Jul-01-2014  
109

High Speed Naval Craft (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
182

High Voltage Shore Connection  

  2011  Oct-27-2011  
73

Hull Condition Monitoring Systems  

  1995  Feb-10-2014  
156

Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program  

2013 - See archive for previous version  2013  Feb-10-2014  
157

Hull Survey for New Construction  

  2007  Feb-10-2014  
207

Hydrocarbon Blanket Gas System  

  2014  Jul-01-2014  
136

Ice Class  

  2005  Feb-10-2014  
178

Ice Loads Monitoring Systems  

  2011  May-02-2011  
164

ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006  

  2009  Oct-13-2010  
208

Implementation of Human Factors Engineering into the Design of Offshore Installations  

  2014  Jul-01-2014  
77

Improvement for Structural Connections and Sample Structural Details - Service Experience and Modifications for Bulk Carriers  

  1995  Oct-02-1995  
75

Improvement for Structural Connections and Sample Structural Details - Service Experience and Modifications for Tankers  

  1995  Jul-01-1995  
49

Inspection, Maintenance and Application of Marine Coating Systems  

  2007  Nov-29-2007  
185

Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM)  

2012 - See archive for previous version  2012  Jul-01-2014  
110

Integrated Tug-Barge (ITB) Combinations Intended to Operate on the Great Lakes  

  2002  Nov-01-2002  
142

Investigation of Marine Incidents  

  2005  Feb-10-2014  
198

Job Safety Analysis for the Marine and Offshore Industries  

  2013  Mar-20-2013  
107

Liftboats (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
152

Lifting Appliances  

  2007  Feb-10-2014  
144

Liquefied Gas Carriers with Independent Tanks  

2010 - See archive for previous version  2010  Feb-10-2014  
196

Management of Change for the Marine and Offshore Industries  

  2013  Feb-01-2013  
92

Marine Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management
(The ABS Guide for Marine Management Systems)
 

2012 - See archive for previous versions  2012  Feb-10-2014  
22

Materials and Welding 2014, Part 2, Aluminum and Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) (2014)  

2014 Edition   2014  Dec-18-2013  
96

Materials and Welding/Supplementary Requirements for Naval Vessels  

  2000  Jul-01-2010  
24

Material Selection and Inspection of Inert Gas Systems  

  1980  Jul-01-1980  
154

Means of Access to Tanks and Holds for Inspection  

  2007  Feb-09-2009  
6

Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
160

Mobile Offshore Units  

  2008  Feb-10-2014  
155

Mobile Offshore Units Operating on Norwegian Continental Shelf, N-Notation  

  2013  Feb-10-2014  
62

Motor Pleasure Yachts  

  2000  Nov-09-2010  
209

Noise and Vibration Control for Inhabited Spaces  

  2014  Jul-01-2014  
14

Nondestructive Inspection of Hull Welds  

2011 - See archive for previous version  2011  Feb-10-2014  
29

Offshore Installations  

  1997  Nov-09-2010  
37

Offshore Racing Yachts  

  1994  Mar-06-2012  
180

Offshore Support Vessels (2014)  

2014 Edition  2014  Jul-01-2014  
146

Oil Recovery Capabilities  

2013 - See archive for previous version   2013  Dec-10-2013  
179

Optional Class Notation Deep Water Anchoring for Oil Tankers and Bulk Carriers (DWA)  

  2011  May-05-2011  
103

Passenger Comfort on Ships  

  2001  Feb-10-2014  
193

Portable Accommodation Modules  

  2013  May-01-2014  
205

Pre-Laid Position Mooring Systems  

  2013  Nov-22-2013  
59

Preparing Fishing Vessels Stability Booklet  

  1990  Jan-01-1990  
91

Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships  

  1999  Mar-01-1999  
181

Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems for Gas Fueled Ships  

  2011  Feb-10-2014  
128

Propulsion Shafting Alignment  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
112

Propulsion Systems for LNG Carriers  

  2005  Feb-10-2014  
170

Rapid Response Damage Assessment  

  2010  Jul-01-2010  
118

Rebuilding Vessels Less Than 90 meters (295 feet) in Length  

  1997  May-02-2012  
12

Reinforced Plastic Vessels  

  1978  Jan-11-2012  
132

Reliability-Centered Maintenance  

  2004  Jul-01-2004  
116

Review and Approval of Novel Concepts  

  2003  Jun-02-2003  
97

Risk Assessment Applications for the Marine and Offshore Oil and Gas Industries  

  2000  Jun-01-2000  
117

Risk Evaluations for the Classification of Marine-Related Facilities  

  2003  Jun-02-2003  
140

SafeHull-Dynamic Loading Approach for Vessels  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
134

SafeHull Finite Element Analysis for Hull Structures  

  2004  Feb-10-2014  
188

Safety Culture and Leading Indicators of Safety  

  2012  Feb-10-2014  
21

Ships Burning Coal  

  1980  Nov-09-2010  
111

Ship Security (SEC) Notation  

  2005  Mar-01-2005  
147

Ship Vibration  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
8

Single Point Moorings (2014)  

  2014  Jul-01-2014  
177

Slamming Loads and Strength Assessment for Vessels  

  2011  Jun-21-2013  
149

Sloshing and Structural Analysis of LNG Pump Tower  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
104

Spectral-Based Fatigue Analysis for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Installations  

  2010  Feb-10-2014  
125

Spectral-Based Fatigue Analysis for Vessels  

  2004  Jan-30-2012  
172

Springing Assessment for Container Carriers  

2014 - See archive for previous versions   2014  Feb-13-2014  
10

Steel Barges (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
11

Steel Floating Drydocks  

  2009  Jul-01-2014  
2

Steel Vessel Rules (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
4

Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
5

Steel Vessels Under 90 Meters (295 Feet) in Length (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
130

Strength Assessment of Cargo Tank Structures Beyond 0.4L Amidships in Oil Carriers 150 Meters or More in Length  

  2004  May-01-2004  
148

Strength Assessment of Membrane-Type LNG Containment Systems Under Sloshing Loads  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
113

Structural Direct Analysis for High-Speed Craft  

2011 - See archive for previous version   2011  Feb-10-2014  
64

Subsea Pipeline Systems  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
123

Subsea Riser Systems  

  2006  Feb-10-2014  
121

Survey Based on Reliability-Centered Maintenance  

  2003  Jul-01-2014  
120

Surveys Using Risk-Based Inspection for the Offshore Industry  

  2003  Dec-01-2003  
189

Systems Verification  

2014 - See archive for previous versions  2014  Jul-01-2014  
194

Thruster-Assisted Mooring (TAM, TAM (Manual)) for Mobile Mooring Systems  

  2013  Feb-10-2014  
7

Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities (2014)  

Effective Jan. 2014  2014  Jul-01-2014  
145

Vessel Maneuverability  

  2006  Jun-05-2006  
138

Vessels Intended to Carry Compressed Natural Gas in Bulk  

  2005  Feb-10-2014  
151

Vessels Operating in Low Temperature Environments  

  2010  Feb-10-2014  
168

Well Test Systems  

  2010  Aug-05-2013  
173

Whipping Assessment for Container Carriers  

2014 - See archive for previous versions   2014  Feb-13-2014  
200

Wind Farm Support Craft  

  2013  Jun-21-2013  

 

     

US Rule Supplements (ACP - Alternate Compliance Program)  

  2009  Feb-04-2013 

Canadian Supplement to the SOLAS Convention  

  2012  Mar-07-2013 

Garbage Management Manual  

  2012  Dec-10-2012 
 
 

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