ABS Is Authorized By USCG

Thursday, July 13, 2000
The U.S. Coast Guard has authorized ABS to act on its behalf to issue the Document of Compliance (DOC) for U.S.-flag vessels transporting dangerous goods under SOLAS 74. ABS will hold technical reviews and confirm compliance of these vessels to the statutory requirements.

The relationship between the USCG and ABS is demonstrated by the Alternative Compliance Program (ACP) jointly developed with the USCG that allows ABS to perform work historically conducted by the regulatory body.

With ABS authorized to issue the dangerous goods DOC under SOLAS, 74, and review responsibilities under ACP, U.S.-flag operators in the international arena are experiencing a reduction in the regulatory burden placed upon them without compromising safety.

ABS has also achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification from SGS International Certification Services. Known as the first organization to attain ISO 9000 Quality Management System certification, its new environmental standards apply to ABS' worldwide operations located in more than 60 countries. ABS also provides Safety, Quality and Environmental classification notations for vessels within its fleet. These standards are modeled upon the relevant ISM, ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 standards, supplemented by specific requirements applicable to marine operations.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Hit 6-Year Low

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 23 percent to $342 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Kalmar to Debut its latest at TOC Europe Exhibition

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will introduce yet another port industry first during the upcoming TOC Europe exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On 9 June, ONE is coming.

SENER holds a FORAN seminar in Wuhan, China

The ‘FORAN new modules, new functions and FEM-Link (Hypermesh) Seminar’ was held on April 23rd in Wuhan. SENER is playing a big role in China, where it has been

Offshore

Lerwick Port Promoting Shetland Fishing Industry

The importance of investment in the Shetland fishing industry has been highlighted today by Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive, Sandra Laurenson. The industry – white fish,

Five Years on from Macondo

An interview with NOIA’s Randall Luthi provides unique perspective on where the offshore energy business has been, where it is now, and where it could be headed next.

Offshore O&G: Weathering the Storm

Vessels are stacked as Gulf oil operators retrench and day rates fall. In the Gulf of Mexico, vessels serving offshore oil-and-gas exploration and production are

 
 
Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2658 sec (4 req/sec)