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Yacht Registration

Radio Licences

Provisional Radio Licence:

Provisional Radio Licence:

The following are required to be submitted before a yacht is registered provisionally under Malta flag:-

  1. Inventory of radio equipment installed on board
  2. Copy of the present radio licence

Upon receipt of the above, MSD should be in a position to establish whether the yacht falls under the G.A. regime or not as published under the General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus Regulations (S.L. 399.40).

A ship radio station licence is not required to be issued for a yacht if fitted with a VHF/DSC radio apparatus as primary installation since it falls under the mentioned regulations.

If a yacht is fitted with MF/HF installation on board a yacht, the application for provisional radio licence duly completed is required to be submitted for the issuance of a provisional station radio licence.

In both cases, the following are required to be submitted within six months for the provisional registration:-

  1. Details of the appointed Accounting Authority (AAIC) responsible for the settlement of the radio traffic accounts. One may also opt to submit a written declaration confirming that they will handle all the radio traffic accounts originating from on board subject vessel.
  2. Radio Installation Inspection Report endorsed/stamped by a qualified radio technician or else a Government surveyor. Nevertheless, survey reports issued by a radio company or else from a Classification Society should be accepted, subject that these reports are endorsed accordingly.
  3. Details of a 24hr Emergency Contact Person ashore.

Full term Radio Licence:

The following are required:-

  1. Application for the issuance of a full term Ship Ashore Licence
  2. Other requirements depending on the equipment installed on board

A renewed radio licence is issued upon receipt of a copy of a physically signed declaration stating that no changes have occurred to the radio equipment and all is in working order. A renewed radio station licence shall be issued valid for a period of not more than thirty-six months. Owner can opt for the renewal of the radio station licence to be issued valid either for one (1), two (2) or three (3) years.

Yacht Registration

Radio Licences

Provisional Radio Licence:

Provisional Radio Licence:

The following are required to be submitted before a yacht is registered provisionally under Malta flag:-

  1. Inventory of radio equipment installed on board
  2. Copy of the present radio licence

Upon receipt of the above, MSD should be in a position to establish whether the yacht falls under the G.A. regime or not as published under the General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus Regulations (S.L. 399.40).

A ship radio station licence is not required to be issued for a yacht if fitted with a VHF/DSC radio apparatus as primary installation since it falls under the mentioned regulations.

If a yacht is fitted with MF/HF installation on board a yacht, the application for provisional radio licence duly completed is required to be submitted for the issuance of a provisional station radio licence.

In both cases, the following are required to be submitted within six months for the provisional registration:-

  1. Details of the appointed Accounting Authority (AAIC) responsible for the settlement of the radio traffic accounts. One may also opt to submit a written declaration confirming that they will handle all the radio traffic accounts originating from on board subject vessel.
  2. Radio Installation Inspection Report endorsed/stamped by a qualified radio technician or else a Government surveyor. Nevertheless, survey reports issued by a radio company or else from a Classification Society should be accepted, subject that these reports are endorsed accordingly.
  3. Details of a 24hr Emergency Contact Person ashore.

Full term Radio Licence:

The following are required:-

  1. Application for the issuance of a full term Ship Ashore Licence
  2. Other requirements depending on the equipment installed on board

A renewed radio licence is issued upon receipt of a copy of a physically signed declaration stating that no changes have occurred to the radio equipment and all is in working order. A renewed radio station licence shall be issued valid for a period of not more than thirty-six months. Owner can opt for the renewal of the radio station licence to be issued valid either for one (1), two (2) or three (3) years.