Cyber security management system gets ClassNK approval

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Classification Society ClassNK has certified the cyber security management system (CSMS) of NYK Group subsidiary NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd and its LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa

This is the first CSMS certified by ClassNK and the society said it will continue to provide cyber security services.

In September, ClassNK set up a cross sectional team of marine and security experts to boost its cyber security capacity.

The society’s move came in light of IMO’s decision to adopt Resolution MSC.428(98) Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems. The resolution encourages the shipping industry to ensure cyber risks are addressed in ship management systems no later than 1 January 2021. Owners who fail to do so risk having their ships detained.

In November, NYK concluded a joint research agreement with ClasskNK, MTI, MHI-MME and Japan Engine Corp to develop advanced technologies to realise its long-term goal of operating manned autonomous vessels. ClassNK will use the information to establish a new classification survey scheme based on CBM.

In March, ClassNK released its Cyber Security Management System for Ships which provides guidance on implementing, maintaining and improving the cyber security management system of companies and ships.

The report discusses management measures to protect vessels against cyber risks in the design, construction and navigation stages.

LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa was certified by ClassNK

LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa was certified by ClassNK