ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has updated the ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide), expanding its industry-leading guidance to the existing containership fleet.
“ABS is constantly looking at new approaches to expand safety in the industries that we serve,” says ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine Dr. Kirsi Tikka. “By broadening this Guide, ABS makes it possible for owners to apply the same degree of assessment and review to their active fleets that they do for new construction.”
The FOC Guide goes beyond International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for container deck firefighting capabilities by supporting owners in navigating risks based on the unique characteristics of each container load, location of the container on the vessel and various firefighting spray patterns. The FOC Guide takes a comprehensive approach to assessing…
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