Notify radio equipment on an ocean-going vessel (SOLAS)

Service description

Notify radio equipment on a seagoing vessel (SOLAS) in order to obtain the corresponding licence (ship station licence incl. call sign and MMSI).

This notification authorises the use of radio equipment on merchant ships subject to the SOLAS Convention. It concerns VHF as well as medium and shortwave systems. OFCOM issues the ship station licence for all ships registered in Switzerland.

The term radio equipment includes, but is not limited to, fixed and portable VHF equipment, shortwave and upper mediumwave equipment, Inmarsat equipment, AIS equipment and transponders, NAVTEX receivers, radar, emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) and search and rescue transponders (SART).

Support - Contact

Federal Office of Communications
Radio Licences Section
Zukunftstrasse 44
PO Box 256
2501 Biel/Bienne

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