The subsea operations vessel Southern Star has received the SUSTAIN-1 notation (Source: Thome Offshore)

ABS issues ‘SUSTAIN-1’ notation for subsea operations vessel

Southern Star, a DP3 subsea operations vessel owned by Singapore-based Tasik Toba Subsea AS, has been issued with SUSTAIN-1 notation by ABS in recognition of the ship’s specification exceeding standard Marpol and IMO requirements. The vessel is managed by Thome Offshore.

In a statement, the classification society explained that the notation demonstrates the ship’s alignment with key elements of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements set out in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Design and construction of the vessel adheres to the ABS Guide for Sustainability Notations.

In an inspection of the ship undertaken at Port Taranaki in New Zealand, an ABS surveyor assessed its garbage management and storage facilities, systems to mitigate underwater noise radiation, the implementation of an ABS-approved ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP), and the vessel’s biofouling management plan and onboard record book arrangements.

Tasik Subsea director, Mike Meade, commented: “Reducing our vessels’ impact on the environment has always been a key aim of our business and this notation demonstrates the commitment and determination of the dedicated teams at both Tasik Subsea and Thome Group to gain this class notation.”

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