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Maritime Organization Links

Links to organizations involved in marine industry standards.

These links give information on how to obtain their standards.  Many standards must be purchased.

ABS :   American Bureau of Shipping;  A classification Society 

ABYC :   American Boat and Yacht Council: They publish standards for the marine industry.

APBA :   American Power Boat Association

ASTM :   American Society for Testing and Materials

DNV :   Det Norske Veritas;  A classification Society

IAMI :   International Association of Marine Investigators

IMO :   International Maritime Organization

ISO :   International Organization for Standardization

Lloyds Register :   Lloyds Register of shipping;  A classification Society

NFPA :   The National Fire Protection Association.  NFPA 302 is the main standard for yachts.

SAMS ®:   The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors.  Look here for a surveyor in your local area.

SNAME :   The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

U.S. Coast Guard :  From here you may access a lot of  safety information.

U.S. Sailing :   U.S. Sailing;  keep informed about our sport.

USCG AUX :   United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

U.L. :   Underwriters Laboratories

USPS :   United States Power Squadron