Panama get maritime navigation control

8,000 ships will be identified and tracked remotely via satellite.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vizada, along with Absolute Maritime Tracking Systems, were selected by the Maritime Authority of Panama to provide long rage identification and tracking (LRIT) for more than 8,000 ships in Panamanian waters, in an effort to comply with new regulations which came into effect on January 1.

The LRIT system requires that the ships transmit a automated position report (APR) with its identification and position at least 4 times a day.

Vizada will provide communication via satellite between the the ships and the control centers, and Absolute Maritime Tracking Systems will coordinate with Vizada to get the information, reformat it and turn it over to the data centers of the Maritime Authority of Panama.

LRIT was first introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is a requirement for all ships traveling in international waters.

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