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ABS and P&O Maritime Logistics in pioneering condition-based class pilot

ABS is collaborating with P&O Maritime Logistics condition-based class (CBC) pilot project for the platform supply vessel (PSV), DMS Courageous.

A three-phase agreement between the classification society and the Dubai offshore vessel owner is designed to pave the way for condition-based classification rather than the calendar-based surveys seen today.

The pilot project will initially focus on alternative means of verification, expanding into remote survey techniques, and finally into predictive capabilities.

“We are taking bold steps today that demonstrate the evolution of maritime safety in a digital world. Not only does this show how we are leading the industry in delivering next generation services, it underscores our commitment to harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the benefit of our clients and members,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president and ceo.

Martin Helweg, coo of P&O Maritime Logistics, said: Our customer demands are increasingly shifting towards advanced services, and in response we began to digitize aspects of our service offering to optimize the supply chain. Through partnerships with companies like ABS, we continue to offer and deliver a difference which drives value for our customers.”

The company’s largest modern PSV in the Caspian Sea recently entered into an ABS extended dry-docking scheme and is also intended for the CBC programme. P&O Maritime Logistics has an aim of enrolling its entire fleet in ABS’ CBC programme within the next five years.

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