ABS to fit inhouse-classed vessels with maintenance management system

ABS is now offering its clients ship inspection and maintenance management software that will be placed on board all newbuild vessels contracted to ABS class.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- ABS is now offering its clients ship inspection and maintenance management software that will be placed on board all newbuild vessels contracted to ABS class. The offer is also being made retroactive to apply to any newly built vessels delivered since Jan. 1. Vessels that transfer into ABS class may also be eligible for the program, the company says.

The offer includes the new ABS Hull Inspection program software, pre-populated with the specific information and ship model relating to each vessel; the maintenance and repair module of the ABS Nautical Systems NS5 fleet management system; and web access to an electronic file of the core vessel drawings.

According to ABS, the key component of the new initiative is its hull inspection program. It provides the owner and crew with a means to better control maintenance, repair, and drydocking activities. The program helps the superintendent and crew to focus inspection efforts on structurally critical areas, to examine and grade the hull structure, and to record defects.

07/27/2009

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