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Since its founding in 1862, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a New York not-for-profit corporation, has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies.

The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment.

ABS has been at the forefront of marine and offshore energy innovation for more than 150 years. In a constantly evolving industry, ABS works alongside its partners tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so the marine and offshore industries can operate safely, securely and responsibly.

The surveyors, engineers, researchers and regulatory specialists who form the ABS team work in more than 200 offices in 70 countries around the world providing traditional classification services as well as on-the-ground technical services in asset performance, energy efficiency, environmental performance and life cycle management. With a passion for making the world a safer place, while also delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS stands ready to assist and advance the marine and offshore energy industries.

Download our ABS Certifications

ABS - Radio Technicians

ABS - VDR Maintenance

ABS - Shore-based Maintenance of EPIRBs



Lloyd’s Register Marine is a leading provider of marine classification services around the world, helping ensure that internationally recognised safety and environmental standards are maintained at every stage of a ship's life.  

But we are not just about surveying ships; we are dedicated to supporting the development of new technologies and innovations that will help our clients achieve the best possible performance from their ships and operations. 

With an international network of some 8,200 people, we have an unrivalled view of the technical developments shaping shipping today. This means that, wherever our clients are, we are nearby and able to apply a genuine understanding of the challenges they face.

Star-Tech Marine has been approved by Lloyd's for survey's, servicing and testing of radio communication equipment. Annual performance testing of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDR). Lastly, we have been certifed to inspect, performance testing and maintenance of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) systems, and Ship Security Alert (SSA) systems.

Download our Lloyd's Register Certifications

Lloyd's Register - Radio Commucations/VDR & S-VDR

Lloyd's Register - AIS, LRIT, & SSA

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