Cyber-Enabled Ship is Officially Noted by Lloyd’s Register

MV COSCO Shipping Aries

MV COSCO Shipping Aries, a 20 K TEU container ship delivered to COSCOS in January, is the first ever container ship to receive Lloyd’s Register’s cyberenabled ship (CES) descriptive note, “Cyber AL3 Secure Perform”, for its energy management system. The ship was built by Nantong COSCOS KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd (NACKS).

The ship complies with the revised version of Lloyd’s Register’s cyberenabled ships ShipRight procedure, issued in December 2017. The descriptive note gives an accessibility level for autonomous/remote access for the system, which ranges from the information-only AL0 (no access) and AL1 (manual access) to AL2 (cyber access for remote or autonomous monitoring) and up to the highest AL5 (autonomous monitoring and control, with no onboard permission required or override possible). AL3 is defined by Lloyd’s Register as “cyber access for autonomous/remote monitoring and control (onboard permission is required and onboard override is possible).”

Cyberenabled systems are systems installed onboard ships that would conventionally be controlled by the ship’s crew but which, through recent advances in IT and operational technology, now include the capability to be monitored, or monitored and controlled, either remotely or autonomously with or without a crew onboard the ship.

Source: Lloyd’s Register

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