American Bureau of Shipping Vessel Classification Overview

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This training provides an overview of commercial vessel classification; classification societies; Joint Statement of Policy (JSOP) between MSC and ABS; 46 USC 3316; ABS Rules; classification process; surveys after construction (continuous survey and special surveys); and ABS Eagle Survey Manager.

This training is an abbreviated version of the 16-hour American Bureau of Shipping Vessel Classification training that has been tailored to the training needs and time constraints associated with SSU personnel attending training in CONUS.  This training is also appropriate for other personnel who require only a cursory understanding of ABS vessel classification.

Recommended prerequisites: MSC Ship Operation and Maintenance Philosophy

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