On 15 March, Seatrade Maritime News reported that the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) is seeking potential partners for Long-Range Identification Tracking System (LRIT) for the country’s ship registry. A consultation was issued on 10 March. It proposed extending the service to the inland waters service fleet and to all vessels that operate in its jurisdictional waters regardless of the type of vessel, flag state, size or purpose. The aim is a system that allows it to know the position of every ship operating in its jurisdictional waters in order to provide assistance in case of emergencies. Among the reasons or advantages seen by the extension of an LRIT system are international sanctions and combating terrorism.
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