Shipowners are constantly fending off cyber-threats from Russia.

“Through our service operations centre, we identify cyber-attack attempts from Russia on a daily basis, same as we do from other countries. So far, none of these attempts have been successful,” one owner tells TW+.

The maritime sector suffered at least 1,000 “operational technology” attacks from the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2020, according to Israeli cyber security firm NavalDome.