National Data Centre / ASP

Comprehensive, cost-effective, and expandable LRIT Data Centre services for governments and flag administrations.

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Pole Star operates Data Centres on behalf of over 60 flag administrations, monitoring more than 34,000 ships, including those of Panama, Liberia, and the Marshall Islands.

Our unrivalled breadth of experience as an Authorised Service Provider (ASP) means that we understand the entire range of managerial, technical, and financial compliance measures necessary for a flag to meet its international obligations. We are a Thrane & Thrane certified partner and Inmarsat certified silver partner, attending and contributing to the relevant IMO COMSAR, NAV, MSC, Engineering and Working Group meetings.

Our personnel attend all IMO Maritime Safety Committee meetings and LRIT working groups and are well placed to monitor and implement any amendments relating to LRIT regulation.

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Data Centre management

Receive carefully managed operational requirements for each DC deployment type and a second-to-none service catering to the specific demands and operational focus of that DC.

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LRIT testing & certification

Test equipment and conformance using our reliable and easy-to-use, web-based system, and receive dedicated LRIT hardware options if existing onboard equipment fails to meet regulatory standards.

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Vessel registration

We undertake the registration of ship equipment into your Data Centre.

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Billing management

We undertake the management of the Data Centre to Data Centre billing arrangements.

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Audit management

We offer management of the Data Centre’s annual audit conducted by the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (appointed as LRIT Coordinator).

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On-site training

Receive tailored training programmes from our knowledgeable LRIT team.

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Performance review meetings

Benefit from our comprehensive understanding of the SOLAS Chapter V 19-1 LRIT regulatory framework including the performance standards, functional requirements, and technical specifications of the ASP, CSP, and NDC, and receive annual performance review meetings.

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Security, availability & disaster recovery

Our infrastructure is built on the N+1 redundancy principle, so that even with the failure of a single piece of infrastructure, high availability is maintained.

Customer Stories

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Case Study: Republic of Albania


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