BV gives new LNG carrier cyber secure notation

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Paris-based classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded the latest vessel built for France LNG Shipping SAS a cyber security notation.

France LNG Shipping SAS (a French ship-owning company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG) recently took delivery of the LNG 174,000m3 carrier Elisa Larus from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea.

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

“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”.