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II.3.270 (INMARSAT OA) OPERATING AGREEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SATELLITE ORGANIZATION, 1976, AS AMENDED

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.3.270

OPERATING AGREEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SATELLITE ORGANIZATION (INMARSAT), 1976, AS AMENDED

Note: The present text incorporates the original text as modified by the following amendment:

  Date of entry
  into force
—1985 amendments adopted by Assembly of INMARSAT 13.10.1989
ADOPTED: Done at London, 3 September 1976
REFERENCE: INMARSAT OA
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 16 July 1979
DEPOSITARY: IMO, London
SECRETARY: IMO, London

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE

Article II (of the INMARSAT Convention)

2. The Operating Agreement shall be concluded in conformity with the provisions of this Convention and shall be opened for signature at the same time as this Convention.

3. Each Party shall sign the Operating Agreement or shall designate a competent entity, public or private, subject to the jurisdiction of that Party, which shall sign the Operating Agreement.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XVII

36 1. This Agreement shall enter into force for a Signatory on the date on which the Convention enters into force for the respective Party in accordance with article XXXIII of the Convention.

2. This Agreement shall continue in force for as long as the Convention is in force.

AMENDMENTS

Article XVIII

(1) Amendments to this Agreement may be proposed by any Party or Signatory. Proposed amendments shall be submitted to the Directorate, which shall inform the other Parties and Signatories. Three months’ notice is required before consideration of an amendment by the Council. During this period the Directorate shall solicit and circulate the views of all Signatories. The Council shall consider amendments within six months from circulation. The Assembly shall consider the amendment not earlier than six months after the approval by the Council. This period may in any particular case be reduced by the Assembly by a substantive decision.

(2) If confirmed by the Assembly after approval by the Council, the amendment shall enter into force one hundred and twenty days after the Depositary has received notice of its approval by two-thirds of those Signatories which at the time of confirmation by the Assembly were Signatories and then held at least two-thirds of the total investment shares. Notification of approval of an amendment shall be transmitted to the Depositary only by the Party concerned and the transmission shall signify the acceptance by the Party of the amendment. Upon entry into force, the amendment shall become binding upon all Signatories, including those which have not accepted it.

STATEMENTS

Iran

The following statement was inscribed on the Operating Agreement at the time of signature:

“In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, Ratification of the Convention and the signing of the Operating Agreement by the Islamic Republic of Iran shall not be interpreted as recognition of the State ‘so-called’ Israel if she becomes a Member in the future.”

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