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ABS-Classed Desert Challenger Delivered

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

The ABS-classed Desert Challenger was delivered on January 4, 2017, to Greece’s Atlantic Bulk Carrier Management Ltd. by Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard of Vietnam.

Image is courtesy of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.

Image is courtesy of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. Not to be redistributed without the express written consent of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.


The Desert Challenger, a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier, is the first of three on order to be delivered to ABS class. ABS worked with stakeholders, including the shipyard, owner, designer and regulators, to help deliver this world-class vessel.

ABS understands the unique operational and regulatory challenges that the bulker sector faces and has pioneered solutions to address both environmental requirements and vessel performance. As a leader in marine classification, ABS classes all bulk carrier designs and sizes, from handy and handymax to capsize and Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs), and is positioned globally to provide exceptional class services from concept design to the end of service life.