DNV maritime chief executive Knut Orbeck-Nilssen sees shipping as relatively good at sharing data on safety.

But he identifies one exception: cyber-attacks.

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He told the SHIPPINGInsight conference in Stamford, Connecticut that hacking incidents are typically kept hidden until long after the attack.

“That is one area where I can see that collaboration and sharing your data would really make a lot of sense,” said Orbeck-Nilssen, whose company is a leading classification society.