Press Release

Bureau Veritas issues POSH with first SafeGuardTM certification for the offshore marine industry in South Asia

Nov. 17 2020
  • ‘POSH Bawean’ is first vessel in South Asia’s offshore marine industry to receive the SafeGuard label, confirming adherence to Bureau Veritas hygiene and sanitary protocols for business resumption and continuity

Paris La Défense, November 17, 2020 – Bureau Veritas (“BV”), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services, has awarded its SafeGuardTM label to PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (“POSH”) – a leading solutions provider for offshore energy operations – for its offshore accommodation vessel ‘POSH Bawean’ while operating at the Eastern Working Anchorage in Singapore as a holding facility for seafarers in transit.

‘POSH Bawean’ is the first facility in the South Asia offshore marine sector to receive the certification, which assures stakeholders that a business has implemented health, safety and hygiene standards that meet local and international guidelines, as well as global best practices, to restart safely amid COVID-19.

POSH-Bawean- First vessel in South Asia’s offshore marine industry to receive the BV SafeGuard label

SafeGuardTM has been developed by Bureau Veritas to provide a framework and standard to help businesses across many sectors establish and manage adherence to health, safety and hygiene standards. It has been adopted by large operators in the hotel and passenger ship sectors in particular. However, within offshore and marine, it has broad applicability relevant to help ensure safer operations.

David Barrow, Vice-President - Marine & Offshore, South Asia and Pacific, Bureau Veritas, said

“Safety is an absolute at Bureau Veritas and even more so during the challenging and uncertain COVID-19 environment we operate in. Ensuring the safety and health of seafarers and offshore workers is critical to help ensure we keep our industry moving.

We are delighted to be working with POSH to support their enhanced protocols. Compliance with the BV SafeGuardTM systems gives all of their stakeholders extremely high levels of confidence as we move forward in uncharted waters. The best practices undertaken by POSH are setting extremely high standards. We are encouraging others to follow their approach.” 

Captain Priyadarshan

General Manager of Operations


We are proud to be the first in our industry to receive the BV SafeGuardTM certification for POSH Bawean, which has played an important strategic role in the fight against COVID-19 in Singapore.

POSH has always put health and safety as our top priority and has actively enhanced our hygiene and cleanliness protocols both onshore and at sea. This certification will give our staff, crew, customers and other stakeholders greater peace of mind as we continue to resume operations in a safe and responsible manner.

POSH Bawean was one of two designated holding facilities for seafarers transiting in Singapore and supported more than 1,000 crew changes during her deployment.

About PACC Offshore Services Holdings (“POSH”)

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (“POSH”) is a leading solutions provider for offshore energy operations. Key business segments include oil and gas, offshore renewables and subsea operations. With a diversified fleet of approximately 100 vessels, services include towage and installation support, offshore accommodation, construction support, harbour towage, as well as turnkey project management.

Through POSH Kerry Renewables joint venture, we provide one-stop solutions for the offshore renewables sector, offering a suite of comprehensive services across the entire life cycle of offshore wind projects. POSH also provides an integrated suite of subsea services through POSH Subsea.