A survey by Bureau Veritas on Monday marked the first time ever a Singaporean-flagged harbour tug has undergone a fully accredited annual survey conducted remotely, without a surveyor physically present onboard.
The classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV) awarded the France LNG Shipping SAS and its LNG carrier ‘Elisa Larus, a cyber security notation.
Spanish ferry operator Baleària announced it is working towards being the first shipping line in the world to obtain the Global Safe Site COVID-19 badge at the highest level (Excellence) from French class Bureau Veritas.
Affected from COVID-19 restrictions and challenges, key shipping players are conducting remote inspections and surveys in efforts to continue efficient operations. Bureau Veritas and DNV GL found the solution by using remote technology.
IMO has developed an ambitious target to achieve a minimum of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. However, to keep in line with this target, shipping industry must trust alternative fuels, that will lead it into the decarbonized future.
Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore (BV) conducted its first survey by drone in the holds of a bulk carrier in an Italian port. The inspection took place on a bulk carrier and consisted of close-up inspections and ultrasonic thickness measurements (UTM) conducted by the drone in two cargo hold spaces.
The USCG signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the European Commission on February 28, 2020, for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey and certification of commercial vessels.
Bureau Veritas estimates that in 2020 there will be major growth in compliance, leading testing and inspection. The certification authority revealed that the key trends in the year ahead will be tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ as well as ethical supply chains.
On 9 December the classification society Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore officially announced its join in the “Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition” as a founding partner. The singing ceremony was held during the leading annual gathering for the French maritime community, known as Assises de l’Economie de la Mer.
Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore urged the shipping industry to adopt higher standards in ship recycling. For this reason, BVS provides insight into the challenges of meeting ship recycling requirements, as well ten tips to achieve compliance.
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