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ABS 360 Coverage Pros 360 Coverage Pros is administered by Gallagher Af? nity, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services ? rm. Founded in 1927, Arthur J. Gallagher is the third-largest insurance broker in the world and has opera- tions in 33 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a net- work of correspondent brokers and consultants. The Marine

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COVID-19 pandemic.

In the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Subchapter M ini- tiative, the U.S. brown-water ? eet is in the midst of imple-

ABS menting the most comprehensive safety and environmen-

ABS is one of the world’s biggest classi? cation societ- tal legislation in its history. ABS has been contracted to ies, with thousands of employees worldwide driven by a verify the Sub-M compliance of more than 2,200 vessels mission to promote the security of life and property and since the start of that important regulatory rollout.

preserve the natural environment. A founding member of When the social-distancing requirements of the corona-

IACS, the organization serves both the global marine and virus pandemic restricted in-person audits, ABS respond- offshore sectors. ABS offers technical support during the ed by offering remote audits, which it is USCG-approved design, construction and operation of commercial marine to conduct. ABS helped clients to apply for deadline exten- assets, providing the tools and services that can extend sions, as needed, and began offering remote support for their operational lifecycles. companies’ internal audits.

The strong global safety record of the ABS-classed ? eet Most U.S. domestic brown-water operators have never illustrates the group’s commitment to protecting people; been regulated, so ABS offered training to help with Sub as an organization, ABS leads by example, consistently M planning and operations, and the development of the setting industry benchmarks for class safety. In 2019, safety-management systems that are mandatory under the

ABS’ global workforce achieved the unprecedented re- new regulation for operators who chose the TSMS option.

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