Protecting environment

Assignment of CLEANSHIP notation to inland navigation vessels

Business Challenge

States are more and more watchful about protection of environment. Regulations already applicable for sea-going ships could become mandatory for inland vessels. The goal is to control and to limit the emission of polluting substances in the inland waters and estuary such as: - Oil/oily effluents, - Hazardous substances, - Waste from vessels, - Antifouling agents, - Ozone depleting substances, - Nitrogen oxides (nox) & sulphur oxides (sox) - Flue gas from the shipboard incidents In order to protect the environment & to comply with applicable imo, national & local regulations.


What is “CLEANSHIP”? Additional class notation “CLEANSHIP” is assigned to vessels so designed and equipped as to control and limit the emission of polluting substances in the inland waters & estuary and the air in compliance with the Bureau Veritas Rules.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Transport of goods by inland waterways should be not only of financial interest but also environmentally friendly. Therefore bureau veritas is offering additional class notation “cleanship” to protect inland environment. Bureau veritas is recognized by 125 flag state authorities and maritime administrations for issuing document of compliance.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a coherent mission statement encompassing life, property and the environment? What is it?
Class societies have a fundamental role to play in preventing accidents, through their dual role in the classification and certification of vessels. Certification, which is a public service performed by the class societies as authorized agents of many Flag States consists of verifying compliance with regulations of vessels registered under these Flags. Classification and certification performed by Bureau Veritas have the advantage of a single organization verifying compliance with the construction, equipment and operational safety standards set by the international community.

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