(a) If a ship’s LRIT equipment is switched off or fails to operate, the ship’s master must inform his or her Flag Administration without undue delay.

Terms Used In 33 CFR 169.245

  • Administration: means the Government of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly. See 33 CFR 169.5
  • Flag Administration: means the Government of a State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly. See 33 CFR 169.5

(b) The master must also make an entry in the ship’s logbook that states–

(1) His or her reason for switching the LRIT equipment off, or an entry that the equipment has failed to operate, and

(2) The period during which the LRIT equipment was switched off or non-operational.

Note to §169.245: For U.S. vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard serves as the Flag Administration for purposes of this section. All LRIT notifications for the U.S. Flag Administration, in addition to requests or questions about LRIT, should be communicated to the U.S. Coast Guard by e-mail addressed to LRIT@uscg.mil.