ABS Company and Ship Audits


Quality and flexible audits made easy

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.

Your online request for auditing and certification of measures further simplifies your initial and ongoing compliance through the new ABS streamlined auditing service.

Streamlined auditing service is an option available on the online request form which requires that certain SMS documents be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the audit.  The list of SMS documents to be submitted will be provided in email by the attending ABS port office. If SMS documents cannot be provided in advance of the audit, the audit will automatically be scheduled as a regular audit, in which case the documents will be reviewed during the audit.

Take a test drive today of our new audit request form and streamlined auditing service. It's fast and easy.  Make your request today for 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