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Ballast Water Treatment Advisory 2014
28 Aug 2014
This Advisory covers updated regulatory requirements, developments in technology, and important information for compliance.
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Activities magazine
18 Aug 2014
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Gas Fueled Ships (2014)
16 Jul 2014
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Gas Carriers (2014)
16 Jul 2014
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ABS Trends
16 Jun 2014
Update on Operational Performance & Environmental Issues
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Surveyor Magazine
28 May 2014
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ABS Trends
26 May 2014
Update on Operational Performance and Environmental Issues
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Surveyor Magazine
02 May 2014
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Activities magazine
02 Apr 2014
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ABS Capabilities Profile
14 Mar 2014
A brief description of ABS' core competencies.
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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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Innovation
14 Nov 2013
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Activities Magazine
18 Oct 2013
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ABS Trends
04 Oct 2013
Update on Operational Performance & Environmental Issues
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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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Spirit of ABS
14 May 2013
Making the world a safer place. And nothing could be more important. It’s more than a job. It’s who we are.
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ABS Trends
06 May 2013
Update on Operational Performance & Environmental Issues
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Surveyor Magazine
26 Mar 2013
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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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Surveyor Magazine
10 Jan 2013
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Activities magazine
28 Dec 2012
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NS5 Enterprise - Energy & Environmental Manager
10 Oct 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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ABS Nautical Systems News
24 Aug 2012
ABS Nautical Systems offers new solutions within the NS5 Enterprise platform that can satisfy the needs of the industry’s energy and environmental focus.
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Newbuild Program for Workboats - Free Fleet Management Software
10 Aug 2012
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Integrated Software Quality Management
26 Jun 2012
This booklet provides an overview of the benefits achieved when applying the recommendations in the ABS Guide for Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM).
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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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ABS Capabilities Profile (Chinese)
05 Oct 2011
A brief description of ABS' core competencies in Chinese.
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Best Management Practices Against Piracy
15 Aug 2011
This quick reference guide assists the Master and the Ship Security Officer to prepare the vessel for transit through the high-risk area. The booklet also identifies actions that should be taken in the event the vessel and the people on board become victims of an attack.
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ABS Eagle HSQE Navigator
06 Jun 2011
The HSQE Navigator is a web-based tool that provides practical guidance to implement and optimize marine health, safety, quality and environmental management systems.
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Transfer of Class
25 Apr 2011
Learn about the many advantages available when you transfer your vessel to ABS.
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Rapid Response Damage Assessment
21 Apr 2011
Provides and overview of typical response times for the various analyses performed for RRDA services.
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Containerships Capabilities
11 Feb 2011
As one of the leading class societies with a long history of service excellence, ABS is able to provide a wealth of practical and technical experience at all relevant stages of a containership project. The principal elements of the ABS Containership program are summarized in this handbook.
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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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Rapid Response Damage Assessment Program
08 Oct 2010
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Large Commercial & Private Yachts Capabilities
14 May 2010
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Fleet Management Software for Workboats
10 May 2010
The NS5 software suite gives workboat owners, operators and managers the ability to reduce unplanned maintenance; shorten procurement cycles; document compliance to regulations and; manage crew changes.
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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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Low Temperature Operations: Guidance for Arctic Shipping
01 Jan 2009
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Inspection Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection Program
01 Jan 2009
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Tankers Capabilities
01 Jun 2008
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Bulk Carriers Capabilities
01 Apr 2008
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Naval & Government Vessels Capabilities
01 Jan 2008
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