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Heading down a Google black hole I came across the current list of UK ITU AAIC codes (accounting authority identification codes). To my surprise the list included IMRC.

Further digging threw up this website


It appears to be a new business set up in 1992 using the IMRC name. Originally handling satellite comms but now diversified into other areas and still going strong.

I wonder if they need any ageing, greying, overweight cantankerous R/O’s?
 

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When were AAICs introduced?
I do not remember ever being asked QRC? when exchanging TFC.

Incidentally QRC originally meant true bearings but was changed some time between 1925 and 1933 to its present meaning. Information from my collection of Handbooks dating back to 1916!
 

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I don’t recall the exact year but AAIC’s were introduced during my time at sea. So sometime between 1979 & 1989.
They were added to the Telegram preamble presumably to make the accounting process simpler or in an attempt to stop unscrupulous shipowners from avoiding the charges.
 
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