Cyber Risks and P&I Insurance
The maritime industry's reliance on computers and its increasing interconnectivity within the sector makes it highly vulnerable to cyber incidents. Cyber poses a threat to all parts of the shipping sector; Cyber risks can be defined as the risk of loss or damage or disruption from failure of electronic systems and technological networks.How can cyber risks occur in the shipping industry and what is covered under the P&I Rules. To help Members, the Club has compiled a Q&A on Cyber Risks and P&I Cover.
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