The Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of Ships was established by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and became operational on 1 July 2009 to provide a global system for the identification and tracking of ships in international waters (i.e all passenger ships, high speed craft, mobile offshore drilling units and cargo ships of over 300 gross tonnes).

The International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO), as the LRIT coordinator, with a view to facilitate a consultation process, is proposing to host an International seminar on “Effective Implementation and Management of the LRIT system" .

A high-level event for the maritime policymakers, regulators, service providers, technology providers as well as users, the proposed International Seminar will bring together all the stakeholders to review the strategic, operational and technical issues with regards to the effective implementation and management of the LRIT system.


Key objectives:

  • Promote wider use of LRIT to enhance maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment;
  • Explore ways to efficiently use the LRIT system by all stakeholder;
  • Offer ways to ensure sustainability of the LRIT system;
  • Embrace innovative technologies and ideas supporting ship tracking; and
  • Increase LRIT awareness through capacity development

  • Participation Profile:

  • Country Ministers
  • Country Ambassadors, Permanent representatives and Diplomats
  • International and Regional Organizations
  • Maritime Policy Makers and Regulators
  • LRIT Communications and Infrastructure Services Providers
  • LRIT Application Services Providers
  • LRIT Data Centre Operators
  • LRIT Industry Solutions Providers
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) and security entity representatives
  • Mobile Satellite Service Providers


  • Address: 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom