Paris-based classification society, Bureau Veritas BV, has issued the LNG carrier, Elisa Larus, with cyber notation in what BV claims is the first such move. The 174,000m3 vessel was built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for France LNG Shipping SAS, a company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG.
The notation confirms that the vessel’s procedures and methodologies relating to cyber procedures and operational requirements on board comply with IMO 2021 requirements and IACS’ recently issued Recommendation on Cyber Resilience (No. 166). This consolidates twelve earlier recommendations on shipboard cyber safety and applies to computer-based systems relating to control, alarm, monitoring, safety and internal communication functions.
Jean-Baptiste Gillet, director Advanced Services at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, commented: “This is the first such award of a cyber notation for an LNG carrier. A cyber security notation from BV provides a pragmatic approach to cyber security – reflecting industry needs and cyber security best practice.”
The dual-fuel Elisa Larus, which has a GTT Mark III Flex cargo containment system, is deployed on a long-term charter to EDG LNG Shipping, an Electricité de France subsidiary, for up to 20 years.