BV awards first LNGC cyber classification

The ‘Elisa Larus’ Photo: Bureau VeritasThe ‘Elisa Larus’ Photo: Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded its first cyber security notation for an LNG carrier.

France LNG Shipping SAS, a French ship-owning company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG, has taken delivery of the 174,000 cbm Elisa Larus from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea.

The vessel, built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, has been awarded a BV cyber security notation which provides procedures and methodologies to address design and operational requirements for cyber security in compliance with IMO 2021 requirements as well as the new IACS recommendation 166.

“This is the first such award of a cyber notation for an LNG carrier,” commented Jean-Baptiste Gillet, director advanced services, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

“A cyber security notation from BV provides a pragmatic approach to cyber security, reflecting industry needs and cyber security best practice. And with a newbuilding we are able to help ensure ‘cyber security by design’,” he added.

BV cyber security notations are based on BV’s rule NR 659 and are the result of co-development with marine security experts.

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