Maritime Cyber Security Awareness

Maritime Cyber Security Awareness

Across the global maritime community, vessels, ports and facilities are increasingly dependent on cyber systems. Failure to anticipate and prepare for a cyber incident could lead to disastrous consequences.

While the IMO has given ship-owners and managers until 2021 to incorporate cyber risk security into ship safety management systems, Tanker owners and operators that are subject to vetting under OCIMF should have been addressing cyber security risks in their policies and procedures since 1st January 2018.

In April 2017, the OCIMF issued TMSA Version 3. In addition to the inclusion of ballast water management, fuel management and other items, Version 3 also contains a new Chapter 13 entitled “Maritime Security” with extensive on board and in the office cyber security vetting requirements. For the pre-fixture vetting review, Chapter 13 is dedicated to on board and office marine cyber security with OCIMF recommendations.

In response, Seagull Maritime offers immediate solutions to help you train your staff to be better equipped for this change. The e-learning content developed by DNV GL and available through our Seagull Training Administrator has received very positive feedback, and the short and concise modules are easy to understand for crew and shore staff.

Remember that cyber security starts with people – this includes focus on knowledge, behavior and mind-sets. Together we should raise awareness and provide training that communicates the risks at all levels of the organisation.

You can read more about our modules and distance courses for cyber security in the links below, or you can contact your dedicated account manager who will be happy to assist.  

Cyber security awareness - distance course
Cyber security, your role - e-learning module
Cyber security, common threats and traps - e-learning module
Cyber security, good practices - e-learning module

Additionally, read more about OCIMF’s new TMSA Version 3 here.


Thomas Aas

Thomas Aas

Supervisor Marketing & Sales, Seagull Maritime

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Thomas holds a bachelor in communication from University of Western Sydney Australia. After spending 7 years in the communication and media industry focusing on visual communication and photography he went back to life as student again. This time he studied international shipping & logistics, before he started working at Seagull Maritime within the sales & marketing department.

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