International classification society Bureau Veritas’s classed fleet has surpassed 9,000 vessels, totalling over 70m gt. Launching the 2009/10 Marine Business Review, Bernard Anne, managing director of the Bureau Veritas Marine Division said, “We ended 2009 with a fleet of 8,934 ships and since then have continued our strong growth, now passing 9,000 vessels and over 70m gt. That very large number of vessels emphasizes our wide-ranging strengths, and our diversity of expertise.”