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Software Maintenance Standards: Prepping the Industry

Following its publication in January, 2018, BIMCO and the Internati onal Association for the Marine Electronics Industry, and CIRM (Comittie for International Radio-Maritime), have presented the industry’s first industrywide standard for soft ware maintenance to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The standard on software maintenance of shipboard equipment has been refined and developed by a joint CIRM-BIMCO working group, with the intention of developing a document that would be effective and meet the requirements of the industry.

Ships are increasingly dependent on more and more integrated soft ware, and improving the shipboard updati ng process has become criti cal to ensure the safe and effi cient navigation of the vessel, as well as to maintain opti mum security standards. BIMCO has already seen incidents…

Aron Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO

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