American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
From its foundation in 1862, promoting maritime safety has been the core commitment of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest by promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.
The responsibility of the classification society is to verify that marine vessels and offshore structures comply with "Rules" that the society has established for design, construction and periodic survey.
The classification process includes:
Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
DNV is one of the world's leading certification bodies/registrars offering the latest in management systems certification services.
Anchoring equipment is covered by DNV's class and is crucial for the vessel's operational safety. Consequently, DNV requires that all components shall be delivered from the manufacturer with DNV product certificates.
Anchoring equipment includes:
Fortress models FX-37, FX-55, FX-85, and FX-125 are certified as "Super High Holding Power" (SHHP) anchors.