Commercial ships often use ABS. Which is frustrating because it’s all very vague. “Small” yachts also have their own industry standard Code. Yes Coast Guard enforces but maritime is not as straight forward.
Committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification organizations, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) establishes the best solutions for the industries we serve, and is at the forefront of marine and offshore innovation.