Coast Guard April 29, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships
Document Number: E8-9182
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule requires, consistent with international law, certain ships to report identifying and position data electronically. This rule implements an amendment to chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), regulation 19-1, and enables the Coast Guard to correlate Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) data with data from other sources, detect anomalies, and heighten our overall Maritime Domain Awareness. This rule is consistent with the Coast Guard's strategic goals of maritime security and maritime safety, and the Department's strategic goals of awareness, prevention, protection, and response.