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ABS Launches Products To Advance Ship Safety

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has introduced SafeHull '96 and SafeNet, announced Chairman Frank J. Iarossi. SafeHull '96 is an extension of ABS' revolutionary SafeHull system, a dynamic-based method for design and evaluation of ship structures. The SafeHull '96 initiative extends this technology from tankers and bulk carriers to containerships. It also introduces more flexible and user-friendly features including Window PC and workstation operating environments. "The capability to perform dynamic analyses through SafeHull has armed ABS with a unique and powerful tool. This gives us the capability to analyze ship structures from a real life, first principles basis, in a way not previously available to the marine industry," said Mr. Iarossi.

"Having developed its use to identify critical structural areas during the design and evaluation phase and to realistically account for the dynamic loading pattern a ship experiences throughout its lifetime at sea, ABS is now taking the application of SafeHull into another dimension by incorporating it into an entirely new ship management product called SafeNet." SafeNet is a life cycle ship management and information network designed to assist shipowners with the increasingly complex task of managing their vessels.

The network will reportedly give owners the capability to directly access all classificationrelated technical and survey information for both the machinery and hull structure on ABS vessels. ABS and the owner will be able to work together to continually assess the integrity of both hull and machinery in order to develop a planned maintenance program for executing surveys, maintenance and repair.

The mission of ABS is to promote the security of life, property and the environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of ships and marine-related facilities. In keeping with this mission, SafeHull and SafeNet have been developed in response to needs expressed by the marine industry.

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