Cyber Security to Be Covered in SMS from 1 January 2021 – Are You Prepared?

The IMO decision to be handled:
As the maritime community is becoming increasingly connected and vessel operators are growing dependent on digital solutions for optimization of operations. Cyber security is key to ensuring safe operation of vessels; and safeguarding people, cargo and the environment.

The IMO has adopted a Resolution MSC 428(98) , “AFFIRMING that an approved safety management system should take into account cyber risk management in accordance with the objectives and f a Resolution MSC 428(98)unctional requirements of the ISM Code.” Companies must, no later than the first annual verification of their Document of Compliance (DOC) after 1 January 2021, demonstrate that cyber security is an integral part of the safety management system…

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