Compliance Surveys and Audits

Charterers, vetting agencies, and insurers use classification and statutory surveys to determine a vessel’s operational condition. For elevated risk activities, such as transporting containers, crude and oil products, and LNG/LPG, vessels must prove their compliance with more stringent requirements.
For example, as passenger vessels increase in size, and the polar regions become ever more popular destinations, environmental compliance requirements have greatly expanded. Compliance surveys and audits carried out by a trusted and reputable partner like Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore enable shipowners to confirm that their vessels are fit for purpose.

Charterers require vessels to comply with high standards for operational safety and reliability. As such, shipowners must demonstrate that their vessels are fit for purpose. Many insurers require confirmation of a vessel’s condition to determine its risk, and the owner of a ship being converted to a floating offshore unit (FPSO, FSU, FLNG, or FSRU) must confirm its suitability prior to conversion. Additionally, owners looking to extend the life of their vessel need to fully understand its structural condition and fatigue life before making a decision. 

  • Our international expertise in providing condition assessments is recognized by industry-leading shipowners, oil majors, operators, charterers, terminals and insurers
  • Our impartial assessments, which we produce as an independent partner, help you avoid conflicts of interest
  • Our modular approach and digital reporting structure enable you to benefit from increased flexibility and cost-efficiency, with minimal operational disruption  

our offer

Condition assessment program

Our aim is to provide clients with the information needed to assess the reliability of their ships and equipment. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provides expert services in condition assessment that are recognized by oil majors, terminal operators and shipowners the world over.

CMID/OVID audits for offshore vessels

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) audits to evaluate your vessels’ preparedness for chartering purposes.

Suitability, on-/off-hire, and pre-loading/pre-discharge surveys

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore’s attested surveys are carried out on behalf of owners, charterers, terminals and insurers. Vessels are assessed against specific criteria laid down by the client, as well as against rigorous compliance standards.   

360 Quality Code

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore inspects your vessel, reviewing the extent of compliance with the 360 Quality Code for handling of reefer cargoes.

Compliance audits for ISO certification and charter requirements

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore performs audits and conducts risk and gap analyses, providing you with sound procedures for all eventualities. 

Conversion and life extension studies

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore inspects vessel structure and equipment, performing studies to validate your ship’s condition prior to sale, acquisition, conversion, or redeployment. For vessels undergoing life extension, we perform comprehensive studies to evaluate and demonstrate your vessel’s potential to operate beyond its design life.

+190 years of experience in condition assessment
+150 Bureau Veritas Solutions surveyors trained in condition assessment
+100% of vessels can benefit from Bureau Veritas Solutions’ Compliance Surveys and Audits

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What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.