CroisiEurope begins applying BV’s infection prevention measures across 32-vessel fleet

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has started working with French river cruise operator CroisiEurope to implement infection prevention measures across the latter’s fleet of 32 vessels.

The initiative is part of BV’s recently launched service that seeks to help shipowners address biological risks, as posed by Covid-19 and other infections, by providing procedures and measures to protect passengers, company personnel, and other stakeholders.

The new service for passenger ships includes a framework of standards based on audits and certification with assurance demonstrated by a new BV label, Safeguard. The intention is that the label is visible and helps provide confidence to all onboard and in related operations ashore.

The Safeguard label demonstrates that upon the successful completion of a BV audit, it can be satisfactorily certified that the operator has addressed health, safety and hygiene requirements, has properly implemented necessary procedures, has trained the crew and all employees on board and has, as well, agreed procedures with ports and terminals for port operations.

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