MyTVAS – the digital Towing Vessel Approvability Scheme
Vice president, Noble Denton marine assurance and advisory
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The digital Towing Vessel Approvability Scheme – delivered by the MyTVAS platform - uses Noble Denton marine services established technical standards for towing vessels in the marine and offshore industries.
These standards form the basic criteria which provide owners and operators of towing vessels with measures denoting the suitability of the vessel for differing operations in diverse operating areas. Many charterers of towing vessels, in accordance with their quality management systems, prefer to contract vessels that are entered into the Towing Vessel Approvability Scheme. By doing so, they can be assured of contracting a well-founded and well-equipped vessel that has been surveyed recently and is being monitored to a consistent technical standard.
Objectives of the Towing Vessel Approvability Scheme
- To provide vessel owners, when presenting their vessels for towing services, with a Towage Approvability Certificate which confirms the vessels’ acceptability to a published and recognized standard.
- To provide operators, charterers and surveyors with consistent levels of towing vessel suitability based on internationally acceptable criteria.
- To provide interested parties with a reference register listing offshore towing vessels and identifying those vessels that have been accepted into the Towing Vessel Approvability Scheme.
The MyTVAS databaseMyTVAS provides a database of offshore towing and support vessels, accessible to everybody via the MyTVAS application on DNV GL’s Veracity platform. MyTVAS contains relevant data of all vessels and the designation of vessels entered into the Towing Vessel Approvability Scheme, in addition to defining attributes, specifications and operator information. This live database benefits operators, oil companies and other charterers, surveyors, shipbrokers and underwriters in assessing vessel suitability for various towing operations.
The MyTVAS vessel management appMyTVAS functionality can be further unlocked for vessel owners and operators who are registered with the scheme, providing a digital dashboard to easily view and manage vessel fleet.
- Owners and operators can enrol unregistered vessels via a simple wizard
- Enhanced interaction between DNV GL and customers by allowing direct communication through a chat-style interface and secure exchange of documentation
- Facilitated annual re-validation of the MyTVAS certificate
- Direct interaction with surveyors assigned to a specific vessel inspection
- Accessible from any connected device, anywhere.