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  1 The Maritime Safety Committee (the Committee), at its eighty-fifth session (26 November to 5 December 2008), for the benefit of SOLAS Contracting Governments and Administrations and, in particular, of those involved in the initial implementation of the LRIT system, considered a number of amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1256 on Guidance on the implementation of the LRIT system and approved the Guidance on the implementation of the LRIT system (the Guidance), as set out in the annex.

  2 The Guidance identifies the primary duties and obligations of SOLAS Contracting Governments and Administrations at the initial establishment of the LRIT system and should be read together with SOLAS regulation V/19-1 and the Revised performance standards and functional requirements for the long-range identification and tracking of ships adopted by resolution MSC.263(84).

  3 The Committee also agreed to keep the Guidance under review and to amend it as and when the circumstances so warrant.

  4 SOLAS Contracting Governments are invited to bring the present circular and its annex to the attention of those engaged in the implementation of the provisions of SOLAS regulation V/19-1 and/or the development and establishment of their LRIT Data Centres and/or the initial establishment of the LRIT system.

  5 The United States, having agreed to provide the International LRIT Data Exchange on an interim basis, is invited to bring the present circular to the attention of those involved in the operation of the International LRIT Data Exchange.

  6 SOLAS Contracting Governments are also invited to bring the present circular and the salient parts of its annex to the attention of Companies operating ships entitled to fly their flag which are required to transmit LRIT information and to provide to such Companies any necessary further guidance and instruction so as to ensure that the objectives of this circular are achieved.

  7 SOLAS Contracting Governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations with consultative status, the LRIT Coordinator, LRIT Data Centres acting through the SOLAS Contracting Government(s) which have established them and the International LRIT Data Exchange, are also invited to bring to the attention of the Committee, at the earliest opportunity, the results of the experience gained from the use of the Guidance for consideration of action to be taken.

  8 The circular revokes MSC.1/Circ.1256.


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