ABS SOFTWARE PLOTS TANKER LOAD STRESSES

Shipowners, builders and designers can now improve their knowledge of loads and stresses in planned and existing tankers using SafeHull software developed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). SafeHull arose out of a 3 year, $4 million research program at ABS, intended to improve ship safety through use of advanced technology. It involved applying advanced computer analysis to ABS rules for building and classing steel vessels.

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