Long Range Identification and Tracking Workshop at IMO HQ, London - 25th May 2006

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Pre Implementation Workshop on LRIT as defined by COMSAR and Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). This workshop will take place immediately after the IMO MSC meeting at which strategic decisions on LRIT will be taken and the technical decisions of COMSAR will be endorsed

The objectives of the LRIT conference are to highlight the key future challenges for LRIT implementation as defined by COMSAR and Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in May 2006.

Specifically the workshop is aimed at ship owners, ship operators, port authorities, maritime consultants and technology providers.

The workshop will address the following:-

·    Merchant maritime obligations

·    Policy and Procedure

·    Data requirements (who gets what information)

·    State of the art

·    What vessels need to be monitored.

Presentations will be given by the following distinguished international guests:-

Mr K Sekimizu - Director of Maritime Safety, IMO

Brian Mullan – Head of Maritime and Aeronautical Safety Services, Inmarsat

Vladimir Lebedev, Senior Technical Officer, IMO

Peter Hinchliffe – General Manager, International Chamber of Shipping

Phil White - Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Commander Stowe - US Coastguard Agency (TBC)

Jeff Douglas Absolute Software Inc

Kyle Hurst - Manager, Monitoring Control and Surveillance, FFA

For further information and to receive a booking form, please contact Douglas Watson, Minerva Alvarez or Mandy Hong at +44 (0) 1234 756 016

Background:

COMSAR 9, which met in Feb 2005, developed draft performance standards and functional requirements for the operation of LRIT. As there were numerous technical issues to be resolved, the Sub-Committee established an LRIT Correspondence Group which has been progressing technical issues, particularly with regard to LRIT data management. At MSC 80, the Committee agreed on a centralized LRIT architecture, but could not reach agreement on Coastal State tracking distance, the chapter of SOLAS where the LRIT Amendment should reside, whether the scope of the Amendment should address safety and environmental protection at this time, or what the oversight organization for LRIT should be. To resolve these issues, the Committee established an intersessional meeting of the MSC Maritime Security Working Group to meet 17-19 October 2005. Furthermore, to ensure all technical issues are resolved and LRIT performance standards completed in time for MSC 81, the Committee established an intersessional meeting of the COMSAR MSWG to meet the week preceding COMSAR 10 (27 Feb – 3 Mar 2006 for ISWG, 6-10 Mar 2006 for COMSAR 10). MSC will meet to ratify outcome of COMSAR 10 on May 10th and the Carpe Diem Conference is planned to be the first to offer the maritime community a workshop where it’s conclusions can be discussed and highlighted.

For further information and to receive a booking form, please contact Douglas Watson, Minerva Alvarez or Mandy Hong at +44 (0) 1234 756 016.

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