LRIT - Long Range Identification and tracking

Bluetraker LRIT transponder is ready to be ordered right now. Fully compliant with International maritime standards and regulations BlueTraker® LRIT introduces

  • Transponder with integrated and robust design 
  • Simple installation by the crew
  • Automatic Position Report (APR)
    -identity of the ship
    -position of the ship
    -date and time of the position
  • On-demand position report polling 
  • Real time position reporting down to once every 15 minutes
  • Worldwide coverage and optimisation in running costs

All Passenger and Cargo vessels > 300 GT will have to be equipped with LRIT transponder for safety reasons. The regulation are valid and says that new vessels has to be equipped with transponder today and old vessels from the first radio survey due. You can find the details below.

In EU not many countries have finished the preparation of a data centre. For this reason there have been transitional arrangements. The vessels must still be equipped with the equipment but they don't have to send until their is a receiving part.  This is described in IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1299, named ” Transitional arrangements and measures for accelerating the completion of the establishment of the LRIT system” 

New deadline - 30 June 2009

In order for the work for Data centers to continue IMO has decided for a new deadline when all these vessels has to present sendings according to the regulation. The new deadline is 30.06.2009.

EU LRIT Data Centre

Most EU countries will be a part of the  EU LRIT Data Centre that hopefully will be operational not later than 30 June 2009. This Centre will be set up by a french company named Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS). CLS will also manage the service as an ASP for the data Centre.

BLUETRAKER LRIT Can be ordered today.


Excerpt from the regulation.

By the amendment made to the SOLAS Regulation V/19-1 (MSC.202 (81)), ships larger than 300 GT on international travels are required to transmit position and identification data via LRIT system from 31 December 2008 in accordance with the following:

  1. Ships constructed on or after 31 December 2008
  2. Ships constructed before 31 December 2008 and certified for operations in seaareas (as per SOLAS Reg. IV/2.1)
    1. A1, A2 & A3 – not later than the 1st safety radio survey due after 31 December 2008.
    2. A4 – not later than the 1st safety radio survey due after 1 July 2009. However these ships are to comply with the Regulations by the date mentioned in 1) above if they intend to operate within sea areas A1, A2 and A3 after the 31 December 2008.
  3. Ships constructed before 31 December 2008, which are delivered after the application dates in .2 above, are to comply with these requirements on the date of delivery.
  4. Irrespective of the date of construction, ships equipped with an Automatic Identification System defined in SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19-1/4.2 and operated exclusively within sea area A1 are not required to comply with the requirements for LRIT.