50 CFR Appendix B to Part 404, Approved VMS

Appendix B to Part 404 - Approved VMS
I. VMS Mobile Transceiver Unit
Thrane & Thrane Sailor 3026D Gold VMS

The Thrane & Thrane Sailor 3026D Gold VMS (TT-3026D) has been found to meet the minimum technical requirements for vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. The address for the Thrane & Thrane distributor contact is provided in this notice under the heading VMS Provider Address.

The TT-3026D Gold VMS features an integrated GPS/Inmarsat-C unit and a marine grade monitor with keyboard and integrated mouse. The unit is factory pre-configured for NMFS VMS operations (non-Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (non-GMDSS)). Satellite commissioning services are provided by Thrane & Thrane personnel.

Automatic GPS position reporting starts after transceiver installation and power activation onboard the vessel. The unit is an integrated transceiver/antenna/GPS design using a floating 10 to 32 VDC power supply. The unit is configured for automatic reduced position transmissions when the vessel is stationary (i.e., in port). It allows for port stays without power drain or power shut down. The unit restarts normal position transmission automatically when the vessel goes to sea.

The TT-3026D provides operation down to ±15 degree angles. The unit has the capability of two-way communications to send formatted forms and to receive e-mail and other messages. A configuration option is available to automatically send position reports to a private address, such as a fleet management company.

A vessel owner may purchase this system by contacting the entity identified in this notice under the heading “VMS Provider Address” The owner should identify himself or herself as a vessel owner issued a permit to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, so the transceiver set can be properly configured. To use the TT-3026D the vessel owner will need to establish an Inmarsat-C system use contract with an approved Inmarsat-C communications service provider. The owner will be required to complete the Inmarsat-C “Registration for Service Activation for Maritime Mobile Earth Station.” The owner should consult with Thrane & Thrane when completing this form.

Thrane & Thrane personnel will perform the following services before shipment: (1) Configure the transceiver according to OLE specifications for vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; (2) download the predetermined NMFS position reporting and broadcast command identification numbers into the unit; (3) test the unit to ensure operation when installation has been completed on the vessel; and (4) forward the Inmarsat service provider and the transceiver identifying information to OLE.

II. Inmarsat-C Communications Providers

It is recommended, for vendor warranty and customer service purposes, that the vessel owner keep for his or her records and that Telenor and Xantic have on record the following identifying information: (1) Signed and dated receipts and contracts; (2) transceiver serial number; (3) Telenor or Xantic customer number, user name and password; (4) e-mail address of transceiver; (5) Inmarsat identification number; (6) owner name; (7) vessel name; (8) vessel documentation or registration number; and (9) mobile earth station license (FCC license).

The OLE will provide an installation and activation checklist that the vessel owner must follow. The vessel owner must sign a statement on the checklist certifying compliance with the installation procedures and return the checklist to OLE. Installation can be performed by an experienced crew or by an electronics specialist, and the installation cost is paid by the owner.

The owner may confirm the TT-3026D operation and communications service to ensure that position reports are automatically sent to and received by OLE before leaving on a trip under VMS. The OLE does not regard the vessel as meeting requirements until position reports are automatically received. For confirmation purposes, contact the NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, 8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 20910, phone 888-219-9228, fax 301-427-0049.

Telenor Satellite Services

Inmarsat-C is a store-and-forward data messaging service. Inmarsat-C allows users to send and receive information virtually anywhere in the world, on land, at sea, and in the air. Inmarsat-C supports a wide variety of applications including Internet, e-mail, position and weather reporting, a free daily news service, and remote equipment monitoring and control. Mariners can use Inmarsat-C free of charge to send critical safety at sea messages as part of the U.S. Coast Guard's Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system and of the NOAA Shipboard Environmental Acquisition System programs. Telenor Vessel Monitoring System Services is being sold through Thrane & Thrane, Inc. For the Thrane & Thrane and Telenor addresses, look inside this notice under the heading “VMS Provider Address”


Xantic is a provider of Vessel Monitoring Services to the maritime industry. By installing an approved OLE Inmarsat-C transceiver on the vessel, vessels can send and receive e-mail, to and from land, while the transceiver automatically sends vessel position reports to OLE, and is fully compliant with the International Coast Guard Search and Rescue Centers. Xantic Vessel Monitoring System Services are being sold through Thrane & Thrane, Inc. For the Thrane & Thrane and Xantic addresses, look in this notice under the heading “VMS Provider Address”

For Telenor and Xantic, Thrane & Thrane customer service supports the security and privacy of vessel accounts and messages with the following: (a) Password authentication for vessel owners or agents and for OLE to prevent unauthorized changes or inquiries; and (b) separation of private messages from OLE messages. (OLE requires VMS-related position reports, only.)

Billing is separated between accounts for the vessel owner and the OLE. VMS position reports and vessel-initiated messaging are paid for by the vessel owner. Messaging initiated from OLE operations center is paid for by NOAA.

Thrane & Thrane provides customer service for Telenor and Xantic users to support and establish two-way transmission of transceiver unit configuration commands between the transceiver and land-based control centers. This supports OLE's message needs and, optionally, the crew's private message needs.

The vessel owner can configure automatic position reports to be sent to a private address, such as to a fleet management company.

Vessel owners wishing to use Telenor or Xantic services will need to purchase an Inmarsat-C transceiver approved for vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. The owner will need to complete an Inmarsat-C system use contract with Telenor or Xantic, including a mobile earth station license (FCC requirement). The transceiver will need to be commissioned with Inmarsat according to Telenor or Xantic's instructions. The owner should refer to and follow the configuration, installation, and service activation procedures for the specific transceiver purchased.

III. VMS Provider Address

For TT-3026D, Telenor, or Xantic information, contact Ronald Lockerby, Marine Products, Thrane & Thrane, Inc., 509 Viking Drive, Suite K, L & M, Virginia Beach, VA 23452; voice: 757-463-9557; fax: 757-463-9581, e-mail: rdl@tt.dk.com; Web site: http://www.landseasystems.com.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.

United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 431 - Repealed. Pub. L. 113–287, § 7, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3272

§ 431a - Repealed. Pub. L. 113–287, § 7, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3272

§ 432 - Repealed. Pub. L. 113–287, § 7, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3272

§ 433 - Repealed. Pub. L. 113–287, § 7, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3272

§ 433a - Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial; establishment

§ 433b - Administration, protection, and development

§ 433c - Acceptance of donations of lands and funds; acquisition of land

§ 433d - Repealed. Pub. L. 92–568, § 3(2), Oct. 26, 1972, 86 Stat. 1182

§ 433e - Repealed. Pub. L. 98–141, § 7(b), Oct. 31, 1983, 97 Stat. 910

§ 433f - Inconsistent laws repealed

§ 433f-1

§ 433g - Fort Frederica National Monument; establishment

§ 433h - Donation of property; acquisition of lands

§ 433h-1

§ 433i - Museum; historical markers

§ 433j - Administration, protection, and development

§ 433k - Whitman Mission National Historic Site; acquisition of land; establishment, supervision and maintenance

§ 433k-1

§ 433l - Erection of monuments and tablets

§ 433m - Authorization of appropriation

§ 433n - Change in name of Whitman National Monument

§ 434 - National monument in Riverside County, California

§ 435 - Acquiring reservation land

§ 436 - Omitted

§ 437 - Fort McHenry; restoration and preservation

§ 438 - Repairs and improvements; how made

§ 439 - Land for use of Secretary of the Treasury

§ 440 - Closure in times of national emergency

§ 440a - Change in name of Fort McHenry Park

§ 441 - Badlands National Park; establishment

§ 441a - Boundaries

§ 441b - Construction of highway by State of South Dakota

§ 441c - Administration, protection, and promotion; franchises for hotel and lodge accommodations

§ 441d - Examinations, excavations, and gathering of objects of interest within park

§ 441e - Effective date of sections 441 to 441d

§ 441e-1

§ 441f - Adjustment and redefinition of boundaries

§ 441g - Orders to effectuate revision of boundaries; publication

§ 441h - Jurisdiction of mining and mineral rights; patents

§ 441i - Exchanges of land

§ 441j - Revision of boundaries

§ 441k - Acquisition of property for park

§ 441l - Exchange of lands; transfer from Federal agency to administrative jurisdiction of Secretary; terms and conditions of purchase

§ 441m - Disposition of excess gunnery range lands and reservation lands; purchase; terms and conditions; life estates and use restrictions

§ 441n - Lands outside gunnery range; exchange of lands; reservation of mineral rights; grazing and mineral development rights of Indians; execution of instruments; trust title

§ 441o - Facilities for interpretation of park and history of Sioux Nation; conveyance of reservation lands; submission of terms to Congressional committees

§ 442 - George Washington Birthplace National Monument

§ 443 to 443f - Transferred

§ 444 - Petrified Forest National Monument; elimination of private holdings of land within boundaries; exchange of lands

§ 444a - Ascertainment of value of lands offered for exchange; evidence of title

§ 445 - Canyon De Chelly National Monument; establishment; boundaries

§ 445a - Rights and privileges of Navajo Indians in canyons

§ 445b - Administration by National Park Service; powers and duties

§ 445c - Pipestone National Monument

§ 445d - Acquisition of additional lands, Pipestone School Reserve and non-Federal land; redefining of boundaries; quarry rights of Indians

§ 446 - Sites for tablets at Antietam; care and supervision

§ 447 - Repealed. Pub. L. 94–429, § 3(d), Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1342

§ 447a - Ocmulgee National Monument; establishment; acquisition of property

§ 447b - Donation of property; condemnation proceedings

§ 447c - Administration, protection, and development

§ 448 - Pioneer National Monument; establishment

§ 449 - Acceptance of donations of land and funds; acquisition of land

§ 450 - Administration, protection, and development

§ 450a - Chalmette, Louisiana, Monument

§ 450b to 450e - Repealed. Pub. L. 94–578, title III, § 308(e), Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2736

§ 450e-1

§ 450f to 450k - Repealed. Dec. 21, 1944, ch. 634, § 1, 58 Stat. 852

§ 450l - Fort Stanwix National Monument; establishment

§ 450m - Acceptance of donations of lands and funds; acquisition of land

§ 450n - Administration, protection, and development

§ 450o - Andrew Johnson National Historic Site; authorization

§ 450p - Acquisition of property; donations

§ 450q - Administration, protection, and development

§ 450r - Ackia Battleground National Monument; establishment

§ 450s - Omitted

§ 450t - Administration, protection, and development

§ 450u - Homestead National Monument of America; establishment

§ 450v - Omitted

§ 450w - Administration; establishment of museum

§ 450x - Authorization of annual appropriations

§ 450y - Coronado National Memorial; establishment

§ 450y-1

§ 450y-2

§ 450y-3

§ 450y-4

§ 450y-5

§ 450y-6

§ 450y-7

§ 450z - Repealed. Pub. L. 94–429, § 3(g), Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1343

§ 450aa - George Washington Carver National Monument; acquisition of land

§ 450aa-1

§ 450aa-2

§ 450bb - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

§ 450bb-1

§ 450bb-2

§ 450bb-3

§ 450bb-4

§ 450bb-5

§ 450bb-6

§ 450cc - Castle Clinton National Monument; establishment

§ 450cc-1

§ 450dd - De Soto National Memorial; establishment

§ 450dd-1

§ 450ee - Fort Sumter National Monument; establishment

§ 450ee-1

§ 450ff - Fort Vancouver National Historic Site; establishment

§ 450ff-1

§ 450ff-2

§ 450ff-3

§ 450ff-4

§ 450ff-5

§ 450ff-6

§ 450gg to 450gg–3 - Repealed. Pub. L. 91–660, § 5, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1969

§ 450hh - Saint Croix Island International Historic Site; establishment; acceptance of land; size

§ 450hh-1

§ 450hh-2

§ 450ii - Joshua Tree National Monument; revision of boundaries

§ 450ii-1

§ 450ii-2

§ 450ii-3

§ 450jj - Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; authorization

§ 450jj-1

§ 450jj-2

§ 450jj-3

§ 450jj-4

§ 450jj-5

§ 450jj-6

§ 450jj-7

§ 450jj-8

§ 450jj-9

§ 450kk - Fort Union National Monument; acquisition of site and other lands; reversions and reservations

§ 450kk-1

§ 450ll - Booker T. Washington National Monument; acquisition of site

§ 450ll-1

§ 450ll-2

§ 450ll-3

§ 450mm to 450mm–3 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–387, title I, § 105(a), Oct. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2236

§ 450nn - General Grant National Memorial; establishment

§ 450oo - Grand Portage National Monument; establishment; effective date

§ 450oo-1

§ 450oo-2

§ 450oo-3

§ 450oo-4

§ 450oo-5

§ 450oo-6

§ 450oo-7

§ 450oo-8

§ 450oo-9

§ 450oo-10

§ 450pp - Roger Williams National Memorial; acquisition of site

§ 450pp-1

§ 450pp-2

§ 450pp-3

§ 450qq to 450qq–4 - Omitted

§ 450rr - R.M.S. Titanic; international maritime memorial; findings and purposes

§ 450rr-1

§ 450rr-2

§ 450rr-3

§ 450rr-4

§ 450rr-5

§ 450rr-6

§ 450ss - Findings and purposes

§ 450ss-1

§ 450ss-2

§ 450ss-3

§ 450ss-4

§ 450ss-5

§ 450ss-6

§ 460k-3

§ 668dd - National Wildlife Refuge System

§ 668ee - Definitions

§ 742f - Powers of Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce

§ 742l - Enforcement authority for the protection of fish and wildlife resources

§ 1361 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy

§ 1362 - Definitions

§ 1531 - Congressional findings and declaration of purposes and policy

§ 1532 - Definitions

§ 1533 - Determination of endangered species and threatened species

§ 1534 - Land acquisition

§ 1535 - Cooperation with States

§ 1536 - Interagency cooperation

§ 1537 - International cooperation

§ 1537a - Convention implementation

§ 1538 - Prohibited acts

§ 1539 - Exceptions

§ 1540 - Penalties and enforcement

§ 1541 - Endangered plants

§ 1542 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1543 - Construction with Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

§ 1544 - Annual cost analysis by Fish and Wildlife Service

§ 1801 - Findings, purposes and policy

§ 1802 - Definitions

§ 1803 - Authorization of appropriations

Public Laws