In what circumstances may LRIT systems and equipment be switched off?

LRIT systems and equipment must be capable of being switched off on board or be capable of ceasing the distribution of LRIT information: (1) where international agreements, rules or standards provide for the protection of navigational information; or (2) in exceptional circumstances and for the shortest duration possible where the operation is considered by the master to compromise the safety or security of the ship. (SOLAS reg. V/19-1)

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