American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) News Press Room RO Status by Canadian Department of National Defence

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Mar 14, 2019

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ABS Assigned RO Status by Canadian Department of National Defence

ABS RO status highlights deep relationship with Canadian Government

(Houston) ABS announced it was assigned Recognized Organization (RO) status by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). ABS is now authorized to survey non-combatant vessels and undertake certification activities in key hazard areas identified by the Naval Ship Code.

“ABS was selected as the exclusive classification organization for all non-combatant vessels in service with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 2017 before expanding our class and certification services to the entire Canadian Coast Guard fleet in 2018—and now we have been assigned RO status by the DND,” said James Watson, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Government. “This latest milestone further strengthens our deep relationship with the Canadian Government and we look forward to working together to advance fleet safety and reliability.”

ABS will provide classification services for the Kingston-class and the Orca-class ships, the Auxiliary vessels plus the new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships and future Joint Support Ships.

ABS has unmatched government experience, with more than 100 years of working with the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and other government ship owners and agencies worldwide, supporting uninterrupted global force projection, law enforcement, research, survey, and logistics operations. Our comprehensive portfolio of services supports every phase of a government vessel’s lifecycle—from concept refinement to detailed design and construction through its entire service life. For more information on ABS Global Government solutions, please visit www.eagle.org.

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ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.