Company and Ship Audits


Audit At Your Convenience: Flexible Options Available

ABS now offers you easy access to our network of over 400+ auditors allowing you to request audits at your nearest port city via a simple web-based service request. You’ll be able to customize and combine all your audit requests, schedule attendance to your vessel or company, quickly submit your request and easily send documents to our team of auditors--all before arriving at port, saving valuable time! Easily transfer your certification or prepare ahead of time with our pre-audit document review. Additionally, we are authorized by all major flag states to carry out audits and issue DOCs and SMCs. Thanks to our large and comprehensive worldwide network of auditors, easy access and fast processing, your certification for ISM, ISPS, MLC and USCG Subchapter M is handled effectively and efficiently.

Now you can simplify your compliance with an online request for auditing and certification through our new remote and streamlined audit services:

Remote Audit

For ABS clients, remote audit is available through the ABS MyFreedom Portal and requires that certain SMS documents be submitted in advance of the audit. Remote auditing requires approval from the Flag Administration. Additionally, information and communication technologies (ICT) is a prerequisite for remote audits to allow live streaming for opening or closing meetings, interviews, walkabout and drill. The list of SMS documents to be submitted will be provided in email by the attending ABS auditor including a schedule for a remote audit planning meeting. If live streaming is not possible, the audit will be scheduled as a streamlined audit or conventional audit. Need access to MyFreedom? REGISTER HERE.

Streamlined Audit

Optional streamlined service is also available to new and current clients through the online request form or through the ABS MyFreedom Portal. The Streamlined Audit Service requires certain SMS documents to be submitted in advance of the audit to reduce time aboard the vessel or at the company. The list of SMS documents to be submitted will be provided in email by the attending ABS auditor. If SMS documents cannot be provided in advance of the audit, the audit will be scheduled as a conventional audit, in which case the documents will be reviewed during the audit on premises. 

New clients can take a test drive today of our streamlined auditing services. It's fast and easy.  Request an audit by clicking on the red button below:

Key Benefits

  • Save on down time for vessel or company with more efficient audits
  • Save time with preplanning for records retrieval and pre-review of documentation records
  • Informed, preplanning, insightful, organized, aware in advance planning for more efficient audits
  • Combined ISM and ISO audits

Statutory Certification

  • International Safety Management (ISM) services
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) services
  • Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) services (ILO-MLC)
  • US Coast Guard Subchapter M (TSMS or AWO-RCP)

Optional Certification from the ABS HSQEEn Guide

  • Health
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Environmental
  • Energy

Other Optional Audits

  • ABS SEC Notation
  • Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) audit
  • Offshore Vessel Management and Self-Assessment (OVMSA) audit
  • Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) Audit

All types of audit scopes are available:

  • Interim
  • Initial*
  • Annual
  • Intermediate
  • Renewal
  • Follow-up
  • Additional*
  • Pre-assessment

*For remote audits, certain conditions apply.