Ship Reporting CG Meeting 2

Ship Reporting CG Meeting 2

May 8th, 2018


Meeting Summary



Bergmann Marine, Fred Pot, Secretary

Chartworld, Konstantin Ivanov

DMA, Oliver Haagh, Presenter

Fulcrum-Maritime, Phil Queripel

MACONAR AB, Anders Rydlinger, Observer

Navtor, Bjørn Åge Hjøllo

SIRM, Gaetano Volpe and Giulio Cirino

SMART Navigation Project, Thomas Christensen, Presenter


Please let me know whether I correctly captured the major issues that were discussed during our call.


Cyber Security

Thomas Christensen, Special Advisor, SMART Navigation Project and Oliver Haagh, Danish Maritime Authority presented the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP) and specifically the cyber security aspects of MCP. MCP will be governed by a not-for-profit “Consortium” that will open late this year for the whole maritime community. An MCP User Group will have access to the MCP source code and propose code enhancements to the Consortium for acceptance.


The MCP objective is secure information exchange for the maritime industry. A mature prototype of the Maritime Messaging Server will become available later this year. A mature prototype of the Identity Registry is already available and being tested by about 70 organizations. It uses a “Maritime Resource Number” (MRN) to uniquely identify “Actors” (ships, people and devices). Actors will be assigned a “trusted” X.509 security certificate by “Federated Brokers” such as IALA, BIMCO, CIRM or others. Transas has assigned them to its customers. IMO may issue X.509 certificates in the future.


Actors can log into the MCP by using OpenID Connect to enter their credentials. Federated Brokers will not only assign X.509 certificates they will also manage log in credentials in a hierarchical manner.


More detail along with the MCP management portal can be found at . You can reach Thomas Christensen at .


Review the CG’s Planned Activities

The CG has agreed to pursue several activities, some of which will occur this year.

The highest priority activity is to encourage IALA to set up a Ship Report Registry. IALA already has formally added a “Vessel Shore Reporting” work item to the 2018-2022 Work Plan of its Aids to Navigation Requirements and Management (ARM) Committee. The ARM Committee will meet in Saint Germain en Laye October 22-26, 2018 (“ARM8”). The Committee Chair (Capt. Phillip Day, Director of Operations, Northern Lighthouse Board) has requested that Fred submit an input paper and give a 15-minute presentation to the ARM Committee.

We agreed that it is in the CG’s interest to use this input paper and the associated presentation to explain what we envision IALA’s role to be in the establishment of the Ship Report Registry. Doing so will require that the CG comes to a consensus on:

  • What role we expect IALA to assume
  • The functional requirements of the Ship Report Registry

Attaining such a consensus will require developing drafts for both issues, presenting the drafts to the CG and discussing amendments to the drafts to arrive at a version that CG Members can agree on. It will also require development of the input paper and the presentation. It will furthermore require that Fred travels to Saint Germain en Laye in October.


CG Budget & Funding Options

The activities described above will require certain out of pocket expenses:

  1. Setting up a conference calling facility (Approximately US$400).
  2. Setting up a collaboration site for the development a CG consensus on several issues (Approximately US$130)
  3. Travel Costs (Approximately US$3,000)

It may be in the CG interest to also have Fred participate in other meetings and/or conferences (for instance IEC, IMO FAL, IMO NCSR, CIRM) to explain what role the CG expects other organizations to play in the establishment of a regulatory and technical environment that will allow CG Members to develop, test, market and maintain affordable Ship Reporting products and services.

Bergmann Marine has already agreed to fund the cost of the conference calling facility and the collaboration site. It has also agreed to perform the work associated with gaining consensus on a description of IALA’s role and on the CG’s Ship Report Registry requirements.

To allow us to proceed with activities that are planned for the remainder of this year, Fred proposed that CG Members consider a contribution of US$650 to cover out-of-pocket expenses. All CG Members who participated in the call agreed that the proposed contribution is reasonable and will seek management approval for a contribution.

By copy of these minutes Fred requests that CG Members who couldn’t participate in the call (see list below) to indicate whether they plan to make a US$650 contribution.

  • Airbus
  • Furuno
  • Inmarsat
  • Kongsberg
  • Pole Star
  • Raytheon Anschütz
  • Telko
  • Transas



Next Meeting (SRCG3)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at

  • 07:00 AM PST
  • 03:00 PM BST
  • 04:00 PM CEST
  • 05:00 PM MSK
  • 11:00 PM JST


Best Regards


Fred Pot


Ship Reporting CG

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