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II.3.272 1989 AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATING AGREEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SATELLITE ORGANIZATION (INMARSAT), 1976

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.3.272

1989 AMENDMENTS TO THE 1976 OPERATING AGREEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SATELLITE ORGANISATION (INMARSAT)

ADOPTED: On 19 January 1989 the Assembly of INMARSAT confirmed the adoption of amendments to the Operating Agreement which were approved by the Council of INMARSAT at its thirtieth session in conformity with article XVIII of the Operating Agreement.
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 26 June 1997
DEPOSITARY: IMO, London
SECRETARY: IMO, London

IMPLEMENTATION

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.

DECLARATIONS, RESERVATIONS AND STATEMENTS

(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations, reservations and statements were made at the time of acceptance.)

Saudi Arabia

“Possession and/or use of LMESs within the territories of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by any transit traveller is prohibited unless otherwise permitted on a bilateral basis.

Importing, marketing, and using the LMESs within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also prohibited unless it is permitted by the concerned authorities.”

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