As tugs and escort vessels aim for efficiency, Bureau Veritas’ offers industry-leading Rules and services to support compliance, performance and environmental protection.
The shipping industry’s most recent demands for tug performance have facilitated an array of new designs and technologies. They also emphasize the need to minimize environmental impact. Operational requirements for tugboats are constantly expanding, with high expectations for the reliability and efficiency of vessels. Authorities and offshore terminal operators also require increased availability of escort and offshore terminal tugs to assist ever larger ships, which frequently operate in severe weather conditions, including icy and Arctic waters.
Bureau Veritas is the #1 classification partner for tugboats. We actively participate in the development of international shipping standards and introduce Rules that anticipate the growing demands of innovative vessel design.
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Real-time, connected equipment and intelligent data is emerging as shipping’s most valuable assets. At the same time, we’ve also seen how digitalization brings new challenges. Cyber-attacks against a number of players have revealed that the security solutions currently in place aren’t necessarily a match for sophisticated hackers. As a consequence, a ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer affordable and cyber security should be considered integral to safety management in shipping and offshore operations.
At Bureau Veritas we have built on our expertise across the maritime industry, safety and security of ship operations and ship design, industrial control systems, smart ships, and networks and telecommunications to provide best in class cyber security Services. How do we do it?