LRIT News

1. Application ships

New amendment shall be applied to the following types of ships engaged on international voyages:

(1) Cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 300GT and upwards;

(2) Passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft; and

(3) Self propelled mobile offshore drilling units, not on location.

2. Application date

(1) ships constructed on or after 31 Dec. 2008: on the date of completion;

(2) ships constructed before 31 December 2008 and certified for operations in sea areas A1 and A2, and sea areas A1, A2 and A3: not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 31 December 2008;

(3) ships constructed before 31 December 2008 and certified for operations in sea areas A1, A2, A3 and A4: not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2009. However, these ships shall comply with the provisions of subparagraph (2) above whilst they operate within sea areas A1, A2 and A3; and

(4) Ships, irrespective of the date of construction, fitted with AIS, and operated exclusively within sea area A1 shall not be required to comply with the provisions of this regulation.

3. LRIT shipborne equipment

(1) Inmarsat-C and Inmarsat-Mini C are presently considered as LRIT shipborne equipment available on ships of sea areas A1+A2 and sea areas A1+A2+A3.

(2) Inmarsat SES complied with IMO performance standards for LRIT.

(3) Successful completion of conformance test for LRIT shipborne equipment is essential.

(4) Existing INMARSAT-C which was not complied with the requirements of LRIT

(5) For Inmarsat-C and Inmarsat-Mini C other than the specified above, please ascertain its conformity to the requirements of LRIT shipborne equipment with the manufacturer.

(6) LRIT shipborne equipment available for sea area A4 is under research.

Inmarsat SES complied with IMO performance standards for LRIT. / Existing INMARSAT-C which was not complied with the requirements of LRIT.

4. Conformance test

(1) The conformance test should be conducted either by a recognized ASP or by an authorized testing ASP.

(2) The test is estimated to last for 30 hours from operational activation.

(3) On satisfactory completion of a conformance tests, the ASP conducting the test should issue a Conformance Test Report on behalf of the Administration

(4) The conformance test should be conducted prior to the date of Survey.

5. Authorized ASP and National Data Centre

(1) Authorized testing ASPs assigned by the Flag State AuthorityTesting Application Service Provider

(2) Recognized ASP and National Data Centre Under research. They will be registered with IMO's list.

6. Flag States Information/Notice for LRIT

Flag States Information/Notice for LRIT

Flag state Circular No. Title Download Issue date
Antigua & Barbuda Information Notice 2015-004 The suspension of the Inmarsat LRIT data transferred via SatPro Equipment Original 5 July 2015
Bahamas Bulletin No.111 Rev.05 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) Original 17 Aug. 2015
Bulletin No.116 Rev.04 Authorized Testing Application Service Providers (Testing ASP) for LRIT of Ships Original 10 Feb. 2017
Bahrain Marine Notice 1/2008 Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships Original 23 July 2008
Belgium Circular 2008/003 Notification on Long-Range Identification and Tracking of ships (LRIT) compliance Original 1 Aug. 2014
Belize Merchant Shipping Notice MSN-0036 Implementation of the LRIT System Original 25 July 2008
Cayman Islands Guidance Note 05/2008 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) Original 1 Sep. 2014
Guidance Note 06/2008 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) (2) Original 1 Sep. 2014
Cyprus Circular No: 19/2008 Long - Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Original 30 Oct. 2008
Circular No:13/2009 Long - Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Original 24 June 2009
Denmark DMA Class Circular no.: 07/2008 Implementation of LRIT on vessels flying the Danish flag Original 30 Sep. 2008
Dominica CD-PD 01-15 Rev01 Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Original 15 June 2015
CD-MSC 07-08 Rev02 Appointment of Authorized Testing Application Service Providers Original 2008
European Maritime Safety Agency C.3/SSB/MCU/ 2010Tech Note 7 Participating States of the EU LRIT Data Centre regarding Anti-Piracy and reporting in the SAM area Original 29 Jan. 2010
Gibraltar Shipping Guidance Notice - 018 Implementation of LRIT on Gibraltar Registered Ships Original Aug. 2008
Shipping Guidance Notice - 056 Companies Approved as Application Service Provider (ASP) for the Implementation of LRIT Original 25 Sep. 2015
Greece Circular L.R.I.T. No.2 Implementation of LRIT on Greek merchant ships Original 5 Sep. 2008
Circular L.R.I.T. No.3 Implementation of LRIT on Greek-flagged merchant ships / Authorized Testing Application Service Provider (ASPs) Original 10 Dec. 2008
Circular L.R.I.T. No.5 Implementation of LRIT on Greek-flagged merchant ships / Authorized Testing Application Service Provider (ASPs) Original 19 Mar. 2009
Circular L.R.I.T. No.6 Implementation of LRIT on Greek merchant ships Original 3 July 2009
Hong Kong MP/N 523/2/5 Pt.2 Shipboard LRIT Equipment Conformance Testing Original 24 Sep. 2008
MP/N 523/2/5 Pt.4 Implementation of LRIT System Original 29 June 2009
Isle of Man MSN 028 LRIT “Conformance Test Report” Original June 2008
MSN 032 Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships Original Aug. 2009
Kiribati Marine Circular 5/2008 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) Original 5 Dec. 2008
Liberia Marine Operations Note 01/2008 Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships. Original 20 June 2008
Marine Operations Note 03/2008 Appointment of Authorized Testing Application Service Providers Original 15 Aug. 2008
Marine Operations Note 03/2009 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships Original 22 Jan. 2009
Malta Merchant Shipping Notice 77 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships Original 17 Dec. 2008
Merchant Shipping Notice 78 Authorised Testing Application Service Providers (testing ASPs) Original 17 Dec. 2008
Marshall Islands Marine Guideline No.2-011-25 Rev. Oct/2016 Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of Ships Original Oct. 2016
Palau MN No.12-007 Long Range Identification and Tracking System (LRIT) Original 2012
Marine Circular MC 17-044 Compliance with LRIT Regulations Original 22 Aug. 2017
Panama Merchant Marine Circular MMC-185 Recognized Application Service Providers (ASPs) Original Oct. 2008
Merchant Marine Circular MMC-195 Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) Original May 2017
Merchant Marine Circular MMC-197 Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT). Original Jan. 2009
Portugal Circular Nº.46 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) – application, certification, surveys, change of flag, certain kind of ships Original 23 Jun. 2017
Singapore Shipping Circular No.07 of 2017 LRIT Conformance Testing and Certification Original 22 Feb. 2017
Sri Lanka MSN 12/2016 Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of ships Original 19 Apr. 2016
St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry Maritime Circular No.MC/37/10 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) Original 1 Sep. 2010
St. Vincent and The Grenadines Circular N°SOL 028 Rev. 1 Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Original 25 Aug. 2008
Circular N°SOL 028 - Rev. 5 Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Test Original 19 Oct. 2009
Tuvalu Marine Circular MC-2/2008/11/12/4 Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) Original Sep. 2015
United Kingdom Marine Guidance Note MGN 441 (M+F) Changes to MCA’s 2002 SOLAS V Publication, Arising out of Amendments to SOLAS Chapter V. Original Dec. 2011

7. Others

(1) IMO Documents MSC.1/Circ.1307 and MSC.1/Circ.1309 were attached.

(2) ClassNK Technical Information TEC-0750 and TEC-0754 were informed on Internet ClassNK Home page.