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The LORAN-C marine radio-navigation system

The United States Coastguard, terminating LORAN-C operation outside the USA before 1994, intends to offer these facilities to relevant host nations. The proposal for a Council Decision (COM(91) 1) submitted on 30 January 1991 concerns the participation of Member States in regi...

The United States Coastguard, terminating LORAN-C operation outside the USA before 1994, intends to offer these facilities to relevant host nations. The proposal for a Council Decision (COM(91) 1) submitted on 30 January 1991 concerns the participation of Member States in regional agreements on LORAN-C to realize stated international objectives and to achieve configurations which cover the widest possible geographical area in Europe and in neighbouring waters. The Commission shall ensure coordination between Member States regarding compatibility of regional LORAN-C chains and shall encourage the development of suitable receivers, taking into account ongoing R&D related to satellite navigational systems and the enhancement of the present LORAN-C system. In their roles within the international Association of Lighthouse Authorities, Member States and the Commission shall strive to obtain the participation of other countries in the European regional chains with a view to enlarging LORAN-C coverage world-wide.