US to impose tough Port State Control measures on Cyber risk management

[The] United States requires all ships, U.S. flagged ships and foreign flagged ships that call on ports in the U.S, to ensure cyber risk management is appropriately addressed in their safety management system by the company’s first annual verification of the Document of compliance after January 1, 2021. Failure to this requirement may result in detention of ship in US port, BIMCO said in its release.

In June 2017, International Maritime Organization (IMO) at its 98th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted resolution MSC 428 (98), which encourages national administrations to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in safety management systems (SMS) no later than the first annual verification of the company’s Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021.


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