The US Coast Guard revises guidance to ensure cyber security is given more importance

The United States is placing increasing importance on cyber as an element of seaworthiness.

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In its updated guidance to Marine Inspectors and Port State Control Officers on assessing cyber risk management in commercial vessels, the US Coast Guard has expanded the range of vessels that must comply. Now all US-flagged vessels that require a Vessel Security Plan (VSP) as defined below must ensure it incorporates cyber.

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