DNV GL Rolls Out Remote Surveys for Entire Classed Fleet

Classification society DNV GL announced Friday that it's started offering remote surveys for some inspections on board all DNV GL classed vessels. This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to the vessel. Instead, surveyor's will video streaming to provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video … [Read more...]

ABS Earns First EU Emissions Monitoring Accreditation

International classification society ABS has been awarded accreditation by Greece’s National Accreditation Body to perform assessments for European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance concerning ships' emissions monitoring plan. The accreditation was awarded to ABS by the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), making it the first class society … [Read more...]

ABS Contracted for 2-Year Maritime Cybersecurity Research Project

International classification society the American Bureau of Shipping has been awarded a research by the U.S. Maritime Security Center to conduct a two-year research program focused on defining the future of cybersecurity for the maritime industry. Participants in the study will include U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, led by Stevens Institute … [Read more...]

ABS Releases Subchapter M Guidance

International classification society ABS has released new guidance for U.S. towing vessel owners to help them comply with the new requirements of Subchapter M. ABS says the guidance, titled the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Subchapter M Towing Vessels, is the first to help American owners comply with new U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements governing towing … [Read more...]