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Cyber Security Update

Update on IMO’s 2021 Guidelines for Cyber Risk Management For matters relating to HSSE and Maritime Security: nick.hough@imca-int.com   For matters relating to Marine Policy and Regulatory Affairs: margaret.fitzgerald@imca-int.com For […]

| Information Note number 1579

IMCA Security Bulletin 03/21

The Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy Every person deserves to be safe while carrying out their work, and to be able to return to their homes […]

| Information Note number 1569


IMCA Security Committee Bulletin 01/21

For this briefing we have provided a short update on developments in Mozambique, as well in as the Gulf of Guinea. Mozambique Members will be aware of the deteriorating security […]

| Information Note number 1558

IMCA Security Committee Bulletin 04/20

The IMCA Security Committee continues to work to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be […]

| Information Note number 1546

IMCA Security Bulletin 03/20

The IMCA HSSE Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular security bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an

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| Information Note number 1523

Cyber security considerations for autonomous and remotely controlled systems

A Brief History of Security Historically, security can be defined as: The state of being free from danger or threat.The safety of a state or organization against criminal activity such as terrorism, theft, or espionage.Procedures followed or measures taken to ensure the security of a state or organization.The definitions still

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| Information Note number 1508 | Original reference(s) IMCA DIG 03/20

IMCA security bulletin 02/20

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1504

Piracy and armed robbery – focusing on known ‘hot spots’

This information note prioritises known ‘Hot Spots’ of concern to IMCA Member companies and supplies useful links for security risk management decision making. The IMCA Security Committee recommends the shipping industry’s Maritime Global Security website providing additional guidance and links. South East Asia The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy

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| Information Note number 1493 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 05/20, IMCA M 04/20

IMCA security bulletin 01/20

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies.  Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1467

IMCA security bulletin 04/19

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies.  Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1459

IMCA security bulletin 03/19

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies.  Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1443

IMCA Security Bulletin 02/19

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies.  Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1433


IMCA security bulletin 02/18

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies.  Information provided in this regular security bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1420

IMCA Security Bulletin 01/18

The IMCA Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies.  Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1414


US Maritime Advisory System announced

This information note is to advise members of the new US Maritime Advisory System recently announced by the US Government’s Maritime Administration (MARAD).  The following note was released by the MARAD Office of Security on Thursday 26 January 2017: “1.  This message announces the launch of the new U.S. Maritime

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| Information Note number 1352 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 01/17, IMCA M 01/17

Cyber security risk management: US Coast Guard (USCG) guidance

Members operating in US waters will wish to be aware of the guidance published by the USCG, on measures that it  is proposing are applied to the marine sector for cyber security risk management. The information contained in  this information note is sourced from the USCG’s Blog for Maritime Professionals

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| Information Note number 1332 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 13/16

US National Maritime Security Advisory Committee vacancies

This information note is for the benefit of IMCA’s US members and concerns a message from the US Coast Guard which seeks applications from candidates to become members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. A notification has been placed on the ‘Coast Guard Maritime Commons’ web page and has

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| Information Note number 1327 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 11/16, IMCA M 15/16

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