DS4® approved by LR

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. has received approval in principle (AiP) from LR for its Smart Ship Solution.

DS4® approved by LR
DSME DS4® Smart Ship Solution

The fleet monitoring ECDIS and surveillance system has been granted the descriptive note' Digital AL3 SAFE SECURITY', confirming compliance with LR's digital ships requirements.

The descriptive note confirms that systems which are essential for ship operation, and that have remote access to onboard operational data for analysis, decision-making and control, have been assessed following LR's Digital Ships ShipRight Procedure.

The descriptive security note means that systems with digitally-enabled functions have adequate resilience measures in place to protect against cyber-attacks or other unauthorised access. LR has defined five accessibility levels for digitally-enabled technology onboard ships. AL3 means the systems have digital access for autonomous/remote monitoring and control, but onboard permission is required and onboard override is possible.

To enhance ship safety and mitigate the risk of introducing vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks, DSME and MARINEWORKS focussed its efforts on developing smart ECDIS and surveillance system.

DSME Senior Executive Vice President, Mr Odin Kwon, commented:

"We are pleased to receive AiP from LR for our fleet monitoring smart ECDIS and surveillance system. We look forward to installing the system onboard several ultra-large container ships that are currently under construction. We keep enhancing our Smart Ship Solution to reflect market demands."

MARINEWORKS President, Mr Yong-Dae Kim said:

"MARINEWORKS is Korea's leading company for the digitisation of the ship's navigational systems. We have supplied over 400 Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) in the last five years. We are very pleased to be working with DSME and Lloyd's Register to receive AiP before installing this system on ships in the future."

Jin-Tae Lee, Ph.D., Korea Chief Representative and Marine Manager for LR said:

"We have been working closely with DSME to ensure that Smart Ship Solution meets our digital ships requirements. This pre-emptive solution will help shipowners and operators meet the digitalisation challenges that the industry is currently facing. We are very proud to present  AiP to DSME, confirming that the system has adequate cyber resilience measures in place to protect against cyber incidents."