Cyber Awareness & Risk Management

Work Instruction: Vessel Cyber Risk Management

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Work Instruction CVC-WI-027, “Vessel Cyber Risk Management”.

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This work instruction provides guidance to Coast Guard Marine Inspectors and Port State Control Officers for assessing cyber hygiene onboard applicable vessels, as well as compliance options if deficiencies are noted. CVC-WI-027, and other work instructions are available at the Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) Mission Management System (MMS) website.

Cyber risk management must be implemented into vessel safety management systems by the first International Safety Management (ISM) Document of Compliance verification after January 1, 2021.

Questions related to this work instruction should be directed to the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Flag State Control Division (CG-CVC-4) at

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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