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Vessel communication platform criticized for cyber security flaws

IOActive, Inc. released a new advisory documenting critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting Stratos Global's AmosConnect communication shipboard platform, which is used by thousands of ships globally. Responding to this claim, Inmarsat, mother company of Stratos Global, confirmed that AC8 is no longer in service,  noting that its central server no longer accepts connections from AmosConnect 8 email clients, therefore the software is not applicable.

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UK MCA: Changes affecting VHF and HF radio communications

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UK MCA issued amended guidance note to provide information about the changes made the Radio Regulations , which entered into force on January 1st, 2017 highlighting that the agency does not require the replacement of marine radio equipment installed and used on board. Therefore, it is operators' responsibility to consider, based upon the area of operation, whether an update or replacement of the on-board radio equipment is necessary.

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UK MCA: Communications equipment vital for safety

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UK Coastguard received a call about a man reporting to be lost at sea and to have lost power and radio communications. On the occasion, UK Coastguard advises how essential it is to have the correct and most suitable communications equipment when setting out to sea, especially in extreme weather conditions.

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Communication is vital for safe operations

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In the latest issue of its Safety Digest, UK MAIB presents a collision of a tug with its towing vessel, due to wrong judgement and poor communication. The report provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar accidents in the future.

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Inmarsat carries the safety message

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Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime outlines his company’s efforts for enhancing safety at sea and discloses information about Inmarsat’s new services and improvements. Mr. Spithout highlights his company commitment to cyber safety and security and reveals that Inmarsat is about to launch a new system addressing cybercrime before the end of 2017. Being part of a new IACS joint working group which is working towards a harmonised approach to cyber security, Inmarsat is also developing a new cyber training course in collaboration with the World Maritime University.

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