ABS, the classification society, has several affiliates which operate under ABS Group of Companies, Inc. They provide verification, certification, training, risk and reliability services to land and marine based industries worldwide.
Type Approval requires both Drawing Assessment and Prototype Testing. Limited circumstances may allow only Prototype Testing to satisfy Type Approval.
Streamlined Approval Procedure
Type Approval Listing
US Coast Guard & Navy Acceptance
During construction, ABS surveyors attend on site to review the building process. They see that the approved plans are followed, approved material and components are properly installed.
The mission of the American Bureau of Shipping is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our clients by promoting the security of life, property, and the natural environment primarily through the development and verification.
Ports of Presence:
USA - Houston
classification safety certification surveyors Drawing Assessment Prototype Testing verification certification training risk reliability services