US Coast Guard could detain ships not complying with IMO guidelines

Ships sailing in US waters could be detained if they are found not to be complying with the IMO’s cyber risk management guidelines.

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The guidance to inspectors on how to enforce the guidelines, which come into effect in January, states that serious deficiencies will require fixing and an external audit carried out within 90 days, or risk detention. Minor deficiencies will need an internal audit within 90 days and the deficiencies to be fixed prior to departure.


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