The Approval of Service Supplier (AOSS) allows Deep Sea Mooring to perform Renewal Survey on fibre ropes without DNV being present during inspections. Deep Sea Mooring already has AOSS for Renewal Survey Examination of chain and other steel mooring components since 2015.
The AOSS for fibre ropes comes as a continuation of our capabilities within the Renewal Survey Examination of mooring equipment.
An important requirement for achieving the approval is a demonstration of competence with regard to fibre ropes in general, the handling of them, and understanding potential and actual damage. As part of the achievement process, Deep Sea Mooring developed an internal personnel training programme covering all technical aspects of fibre ropes, increasing the competence and understanding of the product portfolio.
DNV-certified offshore fibre ropes for mobile mooring need to undergo renewal survey every 5 years, and renewal of the certification requires demonstration of the full-service history.