rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

ABS Bags Fleetwide Contract with Canadian Coast Guard

(File photo: Canadian Coast Guard)

MarineLink

The Canadian Coast Guard has awarded a contract to ABS to provide classification and certification services for an existing fleet of 114 vessels and future vessel acquisitions.

"Last year, ABS was selected as the exclusive classification organization for all non-combatant vessels in service with the Royal Canadian Navy and now, we are expanding our class and certification services to the entire Canadian Coast Guard fleet," said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.

Vessel types covered under the agreement include patrol vessels, research and survey vessels, icebreakers, search and rescue lifeboats, multi-task vessels and other specialty vessels.

As part of the deal, ABS will assist the Canadian Coast Guard in transitioning its currently classed vessels to ABS class and will begin implementing certification and verification services on the remaining fleet.

ABS said it will survey the Canadian Coast Guard vessels under the Delegation of Statutory Inspection Program (DSIP) to verify compliance with the Canada Shipping Act and its regulations, and issue all vessels the required Canadian Maritime documents under the authority of the Minister of Transport.

"The Canadian Coast Guard is a world-class leader in environmental stewardship and marine safety," said The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. "This contract helps streamline our vessel inspection and certification, supporting the Government of Canada's commitment to preserving the high level of service Canadians have come to expect from our Coast Guard."

May 17, 2018

 

Coast Guard

IMO Okays U.S.-Russian Bering Strait Routing Plan

Image: PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT

The International Maritime Organization approved the Bering Strait and Bering Sea ship routing

US Coast Guard Welcomes New Vice Commandant

Adm. Charles Ray speaks during the vice commandant change of watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2018. During the event, Ray became the 31st vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Charles D. Michel was relieved as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by Adm. Charles W.

Joe and Petunia "Dial 999" Campaign Turn 50

Image: The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Did you know that 50% of people still don’t know to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard in a

Classification Societies

ABS to Class Kyklades VLCCs

ABS said it has been selected to class two additional very large crude carriers (VLCC) being built for Greek shipping company Kyklades Maritime Corporation.

Maritime Cybersecurity: A New Approach is Needed

© stepheng101 / Adobe Stock

It is time to move toward a quantitative approach that provides deeper understanding of individual

DNV GL to Class Royal Caribbean’s New ICON Ships

(Photo: DNV GL)

Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Royal

Maritime Apps