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ABS stands for?

asked Feb 25, 2014 in Offshore-Upstream by Normandy (21,040 points) | reshown Feb 27, 2014 by Normandy
What does ABS stand for?

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answered Feb 25, 2014 by Normandy (21,040 points)
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) - is a marine and offshore verification and classification service provider that promotes maritime safety. It was founded in 1862.

Other popular classification societies are:
- Det Norske Veritas (DNV) - 1864
- Lloyd's Register (LR) - 1760
- Bureau Veritas (BV) - 1828
- Germanischer Lloyd (GL) - 1867
- Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK) - 1899
- and many others established in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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