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the current safety record and possibly time industry. unit in 1958, and we’ve been ? rst to class our people that stand out for me. I am enhance the safety margin. I think we can say we are also the front nearly every type of production unit, in- fortunate to head up a group of ABS

De? ning IACS role in cyber safety is- runner in the gas sector. In 2012 ABS cluding spars, tension-leg platforms and employees who are passionate about sues is a priority for me. The future of was selected to class a dual fueled LNG- semisubmersibles. Most recently ABS the work they do. I take great pride in class and the next generation of maritime powered offshore supply vessels, this granted AIP for a next-generation drill- watching the accomplishments of this regulations are going to be driven by OSV began service in the Gulf of Mexi- ship design, which operates in 12,000 team and seeing the embodiment of the data to a degree that has never been seen. co in 2015. We’ve led in gas carrier clas- ft water depth and can accommodate a spirit of ABS and the seven core values –

With more data comes the risk of data si? cation from the outset, classing the 20,000-psi BOP system. safety, teamwork, innovation, integrity, security and the need for consistent veri- ? rst LNG carrier in 1958. And just last Anyone would be proud to lead an or- quality, reliability and a focus on people ? cation and validation of systems and year, we added the world’s ? rst VLEC ganization with this track record. – exempli? ed in each of them daily. subsystems, periodic cyber safety risk as well as an FLNG vessel built for use I take a great deal of pride in ABS and I am proud of our past, but I’m dedi- assessments, and a consistent approach offshore Malaysia. how we continue to set the bar for per- cated to our future. We are forging a path to capturing lessons learned. Drawing In offshore, we have been involved formance. We’ve made history time and today that will continue to place us in a on best practices from other industries, in every barrier-breaking technology in again with achievements that put our or- class by ourselves. We are introducing

IACS will develop uni? ed requirements the industry and have claimed an indus- ganization head and shoulders above the new ways of working, and in the end, we for the design, manufacture, installation, try leading position in all sectors. We competition. are rede? ning class without rede? ning testing, and commissioning of such sys- classed the ? rst mobile offshore drilling But with all these achievements it is the safety mission class is built on.


My commitment to IACS is to ensure the organization continues to be the “gold standard” for classi? cation society performance and position it for the chal- lenges of the future. Through teamwork, technology, and a legacy of safeguarding industry, we will demonstrate continu- ous vigilance with an eye on safety, qual- ity, and environmental protection.

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