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V. Selects ABSG Consulting to Deliver Major Safety Initiative Across Onshore and Sea Operations

August 31, 2023

New Safety Assessment Program to Further Improve Safety Management System Processes and Procedures

V., a global ship management and marine services provider, has selected ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a leading global risk management company, to deliver a major safety initiative across its onshore and at sea operations via a comprehensive Safety Assessment program.

The Safety Assessment program will analyze V.’s already robust processes and procedures related to the management, performance and sustained effectiveness of V.’s management systems (V.MS), with an emphasis on continuous improvement throughout.

V. and ABS Group Partnership Picture

"Our partnership with ABS Consulting supports our continuous drive for safety excellence, providing expert guidance towards the highest possible HSSEQ standards," said René Kofod-Olsen, CEO of V. "The maritime industry is exposed to a unique set of risks that require complex management systems to support the wellbeing of personnel, stakeholders and assets."

Ian Trebinski, Group Director of HSSEQ at V. adds, "The Safety Assessment program will act as another critical tool in the development and effective implementation of safety leadership throughout the organization, underpinning our commitment to flawless service delivery for our customers globally."

"We look forward to supporting V. on their ongoing journey to best-in-class safety performance," said Ryan Moody, President and CEO of ABS Consulting. "Our robust history of providing risk management solutions to the maritime industry has positioned us as Safety Management System (SMS) experts, allowing us to seamlessly conduct and support company-wide safety transformations for longstanding success."

Learn more about ABS Consulting’s SMS solutions for commercial vessels, including compliance support to the International Safety Management (IMS) Code.

Pictured above: Ioannis Maroulis, Director, Business Development; John Francic, Manager, Marine Surveys; Ian Trebinski, Group Director, HSSEQ, V.; Steven Grotsky, Vice President of Engineering

About V. 

V. is a leading global ship management and marine solutions provider serving c. 3,500 vessels across its portfolio, with c. 3,000 colleagues based across 30 countries globally, supporting over 44,000 personnel in marine and offshore roles. For further details, visit

About ABS Consulting

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is part of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS (, one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification societies. With over 50 years of risk management and safety experience, ABS Consulting provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the integrity, quality and efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Consulting operates with more than 1,000 professionals across the globe serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors.

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