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ACKNOWLEDGING ALSO the desire of Parties to promote the growth of a pro-competitive market
environment in the current and future provision of mobile satellite communications systems services for the
The ninth paragraph of the Preamble is replaced by the following text, as the eleventh paragraph:
AFFIRMING that, under such circumstances, there is a need to ensure continuity in the provision of the
GMDSS through intergovernmental oversight,
The following text is added as the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth paragraphs of the Preamble:
ACKNOWLEDGING that IMO, through the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its eighty-first session,
adopted amendments to Chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 relating to
the long-range identification and tracking of ships (LRIT), adopted performance standards and functional
requirements for LRIT, and adopted arrangements for the timely establishment of the LRIT system,
AFFIRMING the willingness of Parties that IMSO may assume the functions and duties of the LRIT Co-
ordinator, at no cost to Parties, in accordance with decisions of IMO, subject to the terms of this Convention,
ACKNOWLEDGING that the MSC, at its eighty-second session, decided to appoint IMSO as the LRIT Co-
ordinator and invited IMSO to take whatever action it could in order to ensure the timely implementation of the
Article 1 – Definitions – sub-paragraph (b) is renumbered (c) and is replaced by the following text:
(c) “Provider” means any entity or entities, which, through a mobile satellite communications system
recognized by IMO, provides services for the GMDSS.
sub-paragraph (c) is renumbered (d)
sub-paragraph (d) is renumbered (e) and is replaced by the following text:
(e) “Public Services Agreement” means an Agreement executed by the Organization and a Provider, as
referred to in Article 5(1).
sub-paragraph (e) is renumbered (b) and is replaced by the following text:
(b) “GMDSS” means the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System as established by IMO.
The following text is included as new sub-paragraphs (f) to (l):
(f) “IMO” means the International Maritime Organization.
(g) “MSC” means the Maritime Safety Committee of IMO.
(h) “LRIT” means the long-range identification and tracking of ships as established by IMO.
(i) “LRIT Services Agreement” means an Agreement executed by the Organization and either an LRIT Data
Centre or an LRIT Data Exchange, or other relevant entities, as referred to in Article 7.
(j) “LRIT Data Centre” means a national, regional, co-operative or international data centre operating in
conformity with requirements adopted by IMO in relation to LRIT.
(k) “LRIT Data Exchange” means a data exchange operating in conformity with requirements adopted by IMO
in relation to LRIT.
(l) “LRIT Co-ordinator” means the Co-ordinator for the LRIT system appointed by the MSC. 4
Article 2 – Establishment of the Organization – is replaced by the following text:
The International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), herein referred to as “the Organization”, is hereby
Article 3 – Purpose – is replaced by the following text: