ClassNK Releases its Cyber Security Approach

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has released the ClassNK Cyber Security Approach which outlines its basic approach to ensuring onboard cyber security for ships. It was released alongside its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships for newbuilding designs as the first part of the ClassNK Cyber Security Series …

MOL and Karpowership are to collaborate on the LNG to Powership business

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Karpower International B.V. (“Karpowership”, head office: Istanbul, Turkey) announced that the parties have agreed to collaborate in the LNG-to-Powership business to become the world’s most reliable and preferable LNG to Powership solution provider, under the brand name of “ KARMOL”. The parties aim to co-invest …

Japan accedes to ship recycling convention

IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling has received another boost. Japan has become the 10th country to become a Party to the Hong Kong Convention.The Convention covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship recycling in order to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without …

UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles government to help tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has carried out a programme of Security of Navigation, Stabilisation Advice and Training (SONSAT) activities in the Seychelles to support maritime security in the Indian ocean. Piracy at sea can threaten the security of trade routes, costing the international economy an estimated US $7 to …

Norsk Hydro cyber attack highlights hacking threat to maritime companies warns Nor-Shipping

This week’s ransomware cyber attack on Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers, is a clear demonstration of the growing threat facing firms within the maritime and ocean industries, says Per Martin Tanggaard, Director of Nor-Shipping. Norsk Hydro computer systems were initially hit by the comparatively new LockerGoga …