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International regulations require all ship and vessel radio transmitting stations to have a license issued by the government of the country of registry.

International Registries, Inc.'s (IRI) Radio Department is responsible for issuing Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) ship and vessel radio station licenses based upon the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the statutes of the RMI.

TEMPORARY RADIO LICENSE (TA)

When a vessel is registered in the RMI Registry it is issued a TA valid for 90 days. During this period, the vessel’s representative must submit an application listing information necessary to determine if the vessel is properly equipped to be licensed.

The RMI Application for Ship Radio Station License is available online. Be sure to save and print this form and then have the appropriate person(s) sign it prior to mailing or faxing it to Radio Licensing in Reston, Virginia USA. Completed and signed Radio Station License applications may also be sent electronically to radio@register-iri.com.

RADIO ACCOUNTING AUTHORITY

RMI vessels are required to have a contract with a radio company that is responsible for the ship's communications accounts (Accounting Authority). Contact Radio in Reston, Virginia USA to obtain a listing of approved radio accounting authorities.

FULL-TERM RADIO LICENSE

Full-term licenses are issued for a period of four (4) years, for both conventionally-equipped and Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) equipped vessels.

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

A vessel may be issued dispensation in the form of an Exemption Certificate from a particular requirement of SOLAS. The ship’s representative must prove, to the satisfaction of the Administration, that the lack of a particular piece of equipment or dispensation from a particular watchstanding function will not endanger the vessel or other vessels with whom it will come in contact.

In response to requests from shipowners and operators we are providing the RMI and ITU listing of radio documents required by international agreement to be carried on board RMI flagged vessels in addition to the Ship Radio Station License, Certificates of Competency of the Radio Operator or Operators and Radio Log. These requirements apply to all RMI flagged vessels equipped with ship radio stations.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SHIP RADIO STATIONS

The most recent versions of the ITU maritime Service Publications are to be carried on board ships for which a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) installation is required by international agreement.

Ship stations for which GMDSS installation is required by international agreement:

  1. Ship Radio Station License as prescribed under ITU Article 18
  1. Certificate of the operator (or operators).
  1. Radio communication log. (record of distress, urgent, safety & routine communication as they occur with the time of occurrence).
  1. List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations (ITU List IV) in either printed or electronic format.
  1. List of Ship Station & Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (ITU List V) in either printed or electronic format.
  1. Manual for the Use by the Maritime Mobile & Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services in either printed or electronic format.

Other Ship Stations for which a radio installation is required by regional or international agreement:

  1. Ship Radio Station License as prescribed under ITU Article 18
  1. Certificate of the operator (or operators).
  1. Radio communication log. (record of distress, urgent, safety & routine communication as they occur with the time of occurrence).
  1. List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations (ITU List IV) in either printed or electronic format.
  1. Manual for the Use by the Maritime Mobile & Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services in either printed or electronic format

 Other Ship Stations:

  1. Ship Radio Station License as prescribed under ITU Article 18
  1. Certificate of the operator (or operators).
  1. List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations (ITU List IV) in either printed or electronic format.
  1. Manual for the Use by the Maritime Mobile & Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services in either printed or electronic format

MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

It is required that vessels, for which there has been a shore-based maintenance agreement made, have a copy of the agreement on board.

WHERE TO OBTAIN PUBLICATIONS

ITU publications may be purchased directly from:

The General Secretariat
International Telecommunication Union
Place des Nations
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland

Tel: +41-22-730-5111
Fax: +41-22-733-7256
Email: itumail@itu.net
Website: www.itu.int/net/itu-sg/index.aspx

FEE SCHEDULE

For a detailed listing of maritime fees, see the Fee Schedule or Marine Notice 1-005-1.

 

For further information on Ship Radio Licensing, please contact:

Mr. Naresh Santram
Vice President, Radio
International Registries, Inc.
11495 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-1506
United States of America

Tel: +1-703-620-4880 ext.1371
Fax: +1-703-476-8522
Email: nsantram@register-iri.com

 



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