Long-Range Ship Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

What is it?
What is the purpose?
What kind of information is provided?
What kind of ships can be tracked?

Ships are globally identified and tracked by means of the Long-Range Ship Identification and Tracking System. It is a system of reporting generally from ships to flag states.


With the decision made by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), being included in the Long-Range Ship Identification and Tracking System (LRIT) has been made obligatory for each country that is a party of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS). Türksat offers a LRIT Data Center service which pretty comprehensive and cost-efficient. Türksat's services regarding the LRIT system:

  • Mobile and Tablet Solutions
  • Monitoring and Tracking Applications
  • Statistics and Pricing
  • Technical Support and Maintenance Services
  • Increase navigation safety and maritime security
  • Contribute to search and rescue operations
  • Effective fight against environmental pollution
  • Ship identity information
  • Ship position information (in terms of latitude-longitude)
  • Time information
  • Passenger liners including high-speed passenger ships
  • Freighters (300 gross tons and over)
  • Maritime Drilling Platforms