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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

INMARSAT

Francis Lyall

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 November 2019

Subject(s):
Spacecraft, satellites, and space objects

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Because of opposition from the terrestrial wired service companies, the wireless radio found its first communications market—as opposed to broadcasting—in providing service for ships at sea. The sinking of the Titanic in 1912 resulted in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (1914) and later instruments directed to the same end ( Maritime Safety Regulations ). Safety of life was a major purpose of the International Maritime Consultative Committee (‘IMCO’) and remains so for its later incarnation as the International Maritime Organization...
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