NL 249/20 | MCI - Cyber security to be included in Companies’ SMS from 1st January 2021

Δεκ 28, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of CI flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     

Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021


The International Maritime Organization has approved Resolution MSC.428 (98) regarding the Maritime Cyber Risk Management to be included in Companies’ Safety Management Systems within the first annual verification of the DOC after 1st January 2021.


The Resolution recalls the MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3 on the Guideline on maritime cyber risk management, which provides high-level recommendations for maritime cyber risk management that can be incorporated into existing risk management processes and are complementary to the safety and security management practices established by the IMO.


Maritime Cook Islands recommends all DOC holders to revise their SMS taking into account the IMO Guidelines assessing their SMS’s effectiveness for handling cyber security and develop appropriate measures.


The Maritime Circular 242/2020 can be found here, in full detail.


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December 28th, 2020 - PHRS Head Office