ABS Recognized Service Suppliers

Service Suppliers provide specialized capabilities to equipment manufacturers, shipyards, vessel owners, or other clients to support classification and/or statutory surveys, equipment manufacturing, inspection, testing and maintenance activities. 

Benefits of ABS Service Supplier Recognition

  • Demonstrates commitment to safety and quality
  • Readily searchable in the ABS Global Service Supplier Database
  • Expands market visibility to worldwide customer network
  • Demonstrates conformity to recognized industry standards and applicable ABS Rules
  • Validates competencies and capabilities 

List of Service Types

  • Automatic Identification Systems

  • Cable Transit Seal Systems Inspection

  • Fire Extinguishing Equipment and Systems

  • Hull Gauging and ESP Hull Gauging

  • Inflatable Life Raft, Inflatable Lifejacket, Inflatable Rescue Boat, Hydrostatic Release Service Stations and Marine Evacuation System

  • In-Water Survey by Divers and/or Remotely Operated Vehicles

  • Inspection of Low Location Lighting Systems

  • Maintenance, thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul and Repair of Lifeboats and Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances and Release Gear

  • Measurements of Noise Level Onboard Ships

  • Radio Communication Equipment

  • Remote Inspection Techniques by Drones, ROVs, Unmanned Robotic Arms, Climbers and Other Means

  • Ro-Ro Ships’ Bow, Stern, Side and Inner Doors Examination

  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and Emergency Escape Breathing Devices

  • Shore-Based Maintenance of Satellite Emergency Position Radio Beacons (EPIRB)

  • Sound Pressure Level Measurements of Public Address and General Alarm Systems Onboard Ships

  • Testing of Coating Systems

  • Tightness Testing of Closing Appliances

  • Tightness Testing of Primary and Secondary Barriers of LNG Carriers

  • Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and Simplified VDR

  • Ambient Environmental Testing (Noise Testing, Lighting Testing, Whole Body Vibration, Indoor Climate Testing)

  • Condition Monitoring

  • Biological Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

  • ABS CyberSafety® Services*

  • Dropped Objects Inspection

  • In-Service Hull Stability Verification

  • Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM)*

  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials

  • Nondestructive Inspection (NDT, NDE, NDI)

  • Pressure Vessel Manufacturers*

  • Smart Functions*

  • Underwater Noise Measurement

  • Asset Layup and Reactivation

  • Home Office and Agents ISO9001 Certification*

  • Inspection and Maintenance Services

  • Manufacturing Supporting Activities

  • Offshore Facility Monitoring

  • Polar Code

  • Testing Laboratory

New categories and services are frequently added on a case-by-case basis. 


Service Supplier Database

Search for Service Suppliers

Search Now

Request Certification

Get started today with your application to become an ABS Recognized Service Supplier.

Request Certification