Hyundai Heavy receives US cyber security certificate for tanker

By Yonhap
  • Published : Nov 12, 2018 - 13:13
  • Updated : Nov 12, 2018 - 13:13

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world's largest shipbuilder by sales, said Monday that it has received a cyber security certificate from the American Bureau of Shipping for an oil carrier.

It marked the first time in the world that Hyundai Heavy received the Cyber Security Ready for a very large crude carrier.

(A very large crude carrier built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. that received cyber security certificate from the American Bureau of Shipping, in this photo provided by Hyundai Heavy on Nov. 12, 2018./ Yonhap)

Paul R. Walters, director of the Global ABS CyberSafety program, said this Cyber Security Ready model is a powerful tool for protecting marine assets from various threats.

"As a global leader in marine cyber security, ABS is pleased to be working with HHI to ensure the next generation of vessels is better equipped to address the increased level of cyber risk they will certainly face," Walters said in comments provided by Hyundai Heavy.

The shipbuilder said it is set to deliver the vessel to an unidentified European shipping company later this month.

ABS is a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries. (Yonhap)