ABS approves Chinese deep-sea mining vessel

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has provisionally approved the specifications of a deep-sea mining vehicle prototype designed by Chinese state-owned maritime trade company China Merchants Industry (CMI).

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The project also envisions high concentration and large particle slurry lifting systems

The ABS, a maritime classification society, has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) for a vehicle designed to retrieve cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust deposits attached to seamounts.