Is my existing hardware suitable for LRIT?

Inmarsat C equipment already installed on the majority of vessels is frequently used for LRIT compliance. Dedicated terminals based on Inmarsat M2M and Iridium can also be used.

For maximum performance or where the existing onboard equipment is not suitable or a stand-alone LRIT solution is required, Pole Star recommends the installation of a dedicated LRIT terminal.

Pole Star offers a LRIT equipment package, directly or through our partners. Contact your closest distributor for more information.


Is Pole Star authorised to test LRIT equipment on behalf of my Flag?

To find out whether Pole Star is a testing ASP for your Flag, please select from below:


Is Pole Star authorised to issue a LRIT Conformance Test Report on behalf of my Flag?

To find out whether Pole Star certifies for your Flag, please select from below:


What should I do if Pole Star is not authorised to test LRIT equipment or issue a LRIT Conformance Test Report on behalf of my Flag?

Please contact us and we will endeavour to assist and offer further guidance.


How long does a LRIT test take to run?

A LRIT Conformance Test normally takes up to 48 hours to complete. We encourage all vessels to test their transceivers well in advance of their approaching radio surveys to ensure that there is enough time for a test to run completely. Please also allow time for the issuance of the LRIT Conformance Test Report, after test completion.


How long does it take to receive a Conformance Test Report (certificate) from Pole Star?

Conformance Test Reports for all Flags that we certify for are issued within three days of receipt of payment. We also offer a Fast Track service, with CTRs sent the next working day, for an additional administration fee. For more information, please refer to Conformance Test Reports.


What should I do if my equipment fails the test?

If your shipborne equipment is nonconformant, Pole Star offers a LRIT equipment package, directly or through our partners. Contact your closest distributor for more information.


What should I do if my vessel’s details change after I test the LRIT equipment?

If the test was conducted with Pole Star and your vessel transfers to another Flag for whom Pole Star is authorised to test, you do not need to re-test the equipment. However, you will have to obtain a new Conformance Test Report.