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ABS now a “Recognised Organisation” in Italy

Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017

Recently authorised as a Recognised Organisation (RO) in Italy, classification society ABS is now approved to undertake statutory reviews and certifications on behalf of the Italian flag administration.

 From existing offices in Genoa, Leghorn, Trieste, Naples, Bergamo and Brescia, the classification society will be supporting Italy’s Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in verifying that ships flying the Italian flag comply with major international safety and pollution prevention regulations.
ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki said: “The authorisation strengthens our offering to Italian flag vessel owners and provides a compelling option as they consider their classification and RO partner.”
Country manager Paulo Puccio added: “Since opening its first office in Italy more than 60 years ago, ABS remains dedicated to maintaining a strong presence in Italy and continues to work alongside industry, advancing safety and providing exceptional class services. Today ABS is one of the leading classification organisations in the country, providing class on some of the most innovative and advanced designs in Italy’s fleet.”

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