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PRESS RELEASE: Boxship delivered with first Lloyd’s Register “Cyber AL3 Secure Perform” notation

PRESS RELEASE: First ever container ship to receive cyber enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM (Energy Management System)’ has been delivered.
MV COSCO Shipping Aries, delivered to COSCOS, is the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM’ for its energy management system.

The ship was built by Nantong COSCOS KHI Ship Engineering.

Shi Yongxin, COSCO Shipping Container Line Co., Ltd, Safety & Technology Department, General Manager said:

“MV COSCO Shipping Aries is the first 20K TEU level ultra large container ship built in Chinese shipyard owned by COSCO Shipping Container Lines. She is not only one of the largest container ships in the world, but also a ship with high cyber functions.

“We have always attached great importance to cyber enabled fleet in order to enhance fleet management, reduce energy consumption and control emission. In the field of cyber enabled ship, LR has great research findings and well established requirement.

“During the construction of the MV COSCO Shipping Aries, we are very fortunate to have the great support from LR and finally, successfully obtain the first AL3 level descriptive note for ultra large container ship in the world, this ensure our goal is successfully achieved. We hereby express our heart-felt gratitude and look forward to more cooperation between the two sides in the field of cyber enabled ship.”

The ship complies with the revised version of LR’s Cyber-enabled ships ShipRight procedure, issued in December 2017.

The descriptive note gives an Accessibility Level (AL) for autonomous/remote access for the system, this ranges from the information-only AL0 (no access) and AL1 (manual access) through AL2 (cyber access for remote or autonomous monitoring) up to the highest AL5 (autonomous monitoring and control, with no onboard permission required or override possible). AL3 is defined by LR as ‘Cyber access for autonomous/remote monitoring and control (onboard permission is required and onboard override is possible).’

More details form the Lloyd’s Register press release

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