Starting on January 1, 2009, under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), all passenger ships, high speed craft, mobile offshore drilling units and cargo ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards regulated by the 160 Contracting Governments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) must be tracked with a Long-Range Identification and Tracking system.
Following IMO regulations, ships must be fitted with LRIT equipment programmed to transmit the identity of the ship and its location.
All Flag States must establish a National LRIT Data Centre and appoint an Application Service Provider (ASP).
Ship Owner Obligations
Onboard terminal systems must conform to the IMO performance standards and regulations.
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With the support of CLS, Vietnam is now integrated into the LRIT system. Vietnam’s operational LRIT team completed a training course at CLS Headquarters in Toulouse, France, from January 9-21, 2014. In March 2014, other training sessions in Vietnam will transfer the technology to run the LRIT Data Center provided by CLS and installed in Haiphong, Vietnam.
In addition to Vietnam, CLS provides LRIT services to European states via EMSA, as well as the United States of America, Chile, Mexico, Vanuatu Republic, Morocco, Japan and Egypt.