BV awards first cyber notation to LNG carrier

The recently delivered LNG carrier ‘Elisa Larus’, owned by France LNG Shipping SAS, has been granted a cyber security notation by Bureau Veritas (BV), which the classification society says is its first such award for an LNG vessel.

The 174,000 cbm gas carrier was constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea and delivered to the French company (jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG) on 15 May, 2020.

The new vessel was awarded the cyber security notation based on an assessment of the procedures and methodologies used in the design and operational layout of the ship with regard to cyber security, which are judged in reference to compliance with IMO 2021 requirements as well as the new IACS recommendation 166.

“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’,” said Jean-Baptiste Gillet, Director Advanced Services, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

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

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