With the ship usually at sea, physical access to the ship’s system is difficult, while digital access depends on connectivity. The ship’s crew and other personnel are generally transient, they rotate and are replaced by another team every 4 to 6 months. In addition, ships do not have dedicated ICT support staff.
So what are the measures and procedures one can design and implement with limited resources to ensure seamless working of a vessel, problem management, cyber security measures and drills, compliance management, backups, creating a virtual ship infrastructure and meeting the ever increasing demands of digitalisation at sea.
The best practice guide, authored by Richard Lim, Sector Development at Inmarsat Maritime, provides you with key insights and methods to overcome these challenges.