BV gives new LNG carrier cyber secure notation

Probably due to the misgiving that Natural Gas tankers are basically the same as small nuclear bombs (probably not true, see here), there’s a focus on security. It’s good to see cyber security being built into the design alongside the physical stuff…:

[…] The BV cyber notations provide procedures and methodologies to address design and operational requirements for cyber security in compliance with IMO 2021 requirements as well as the new IACS recommendation 166. BV cyber security notations are based on BV’s rule NR 659 and the result of co-development with marine security experts.

“This is the first such award of a cyber notation for an LNG carrier”, commented Jean-Baptiste Gillet, Director Advanced Services, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. “A cyber security notation from BV provides a pragmatic approach to cyber security – reflecting industry needs and cyber security best practice. And with a newbuilding we are able to help ensure cyber security by design”.


Original article here