Cenac Marine Services and ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has announced the third party organization (TPO) contract that ABS was awarded this month.
In a recent article in hellenicshippingnews.com ABS Americas Division President, Jamie Smith, stated, “Tugboat owners and operators are urgently seeking and evaluating options for Subchapter M compliance”. “With the Certification of Inspection date rapidly approaching, ABS is guiding owners to find the right compliance solution – suited for their unique needs – while also considering operational demands.”
When this contract was signed, it established ABS as Cenac Marine Services’s sole TPO. By partnering with ABS, Cenac is well on their way to accomplishing complete Subchapter M compliance, through a unique solution strategy, specific to their business purposes.
Arlen Benny Cenac, CEO and owner of Cenac Marine Services says, “Cenac Marine Services’ diligence in researching and aligning ourselves with other industry leading companies, has lead us to enter into a partnership with ABS to ensure that our safety and maintenance standards are in complete compliance with USCG Subchapter M requirements. Cenac feels very confident that our relationship with ABS will be successful and only grow into the future.”
When this contract was announced on marinelink.com, ABS was described as “a USCG Recognized Organization (RO) and an approved TPO. ABS provides fully integrated solutions to help owners and operators achieve and maintain Subchapter M compliance. ABS can administer audits for the Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) – a USCG approved TSMS option on behalf of American Waterways Operators (AWO).”
We look forward to this partnership with ABS and cannot wait to see what 2018 will bring!