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New OCIMF pre-fixture tanker vetting cyber requirement


While the IMO has given shipowners and managers until 2021 to incorporate cyber risk into ships’ safety management systems, tanker owners and operators that are subject to vetting under OCIMF’s SIRE Programme will be expected to address cyber security risks in their policies and procedures as of 1 January 2018.

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EU Calls for A Single Market for Shipping


The single market is one of the most celebrated successes of the EU. It is a central element of the EU growth agenda. It is, however, clear that the single market remains incomplete and dysfunctional in some sectors. This is particularly true for shipping.

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Future of the Sea: Cyber Security


The UK’s reliance on a secure and stable maritime sector makes maritime cybersecurity a key concern. This is particularly true for the security of seaborne trade, which makes up the vast majority of UK imports and exports. 

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