This notification entitles the holder to use radio equipment for inland waterways communications on the Rhine or other rivers in Europe. It concerns fixed and portable VHF and radar equipment. OFCOM issues the ship station licence for all ships registered in Switzerland.
The notification concerns, among others, fixed and portable VHF equipment and RIS/AIS equipment. According to international practice, VHF devices may only be used in commercial shipping. The use of VHF equipment requires a certificate of competence. The exams are organised by OFCOM.