As with computers ashore, shipboard systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, the Club notes. Even a simple mobile phone charging process using a USB port in the ECDIS system can cause a virus to render a system inoperable.

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A maritime cyber risk can be defined according to the IMO Interim Guidelines on Cyber Risk Management as “the extent to which a technology asset is threatened by a potential circumstance or event, which may result in shipping-related operational, safety or security failures as a consequence of information or systems being corrupted, lost or compromised.”

The Club explains which cyber risks are excluded from the P&I cover and what happens with the electronic Bills of Lading and P&I War risks.

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