Maritime wireless services authorization

About the Service

Maritime Ship

The Ship Radio License required as a mandatory document to be carried onboard, this license  authorizes the installation and use of maritime radio and associated equipment, on a named ship, subject to applicable license conditions. The ship must be registered in the UAE with the Federal Maritime Authority (FTA). A Ship Radio License also assigns the ship a radio identity in the form of its call sign and MMSI. TRA Regulations on Maritime Radio System can be referred for details.

 

Fishing Boats

A special small boat authorization only issued to boats registered with the UAE Ministry of climate change and environment and authorizes the installation and use of maritime radio and associated equipment, on a named trawler, subject to applicable authorization conditions. TRA Regulations on Maritime Radio System can be referred for details.

 

Shore to Ship

This authorization allows use of authorized radio station by entities e.g. shipping agents, port authorities, etc.. to communicate with Vessels to:

  • Communicate on Commercial matters using an assigned maritime channel.
  • Communicate on ports and harbors to support port operations and ship movement.
  • Communicate for search and rescue purpose.

TRA Regulations on Maritime Radio System can be referred for details.

 

Radionavigation

Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a data system whereby ships transmit information relating to the vessel to other AIS stations repetitively and also on interrogation by other AIS stations including shore stations, thereby making themselves known to other ships and shore stations. TRA Regulations on Maritime Radio System can be referred for details.

 

PMR on-board ship

a PMR Spectrum Authorization issued to PMR networks requiring dedicated frequency other than maritime and higher power levels than allowed for on board ship. Valid for UAE and international waters.

Services:

For individuals. 

  1. PMR on-board ship

For Business and Government Sector

  1. Maritime Ship
  2. Shore to Ship
  3. Radionavigation
  4. PMR on-board ship

SERVICE PROCESS

TARGET AUDIENCE

Spectrum users from individuals, business and government sectors

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For individual users.

  • Coordination letter from FTA or Dubai Marine. 

For Business and Government Sector

None

Payment Channels

  • E- Payment
  • E-Dirham
  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque Deposit

EXPECTED TIME

12 days

SERVICE OFFICER IN CHARGE

Spectrum Allocation Assistant Engineer

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Fill in the application form 
  • Pay spectrum fees

SERVICE CHANNELS

  • TRA Website
  • Abu Dhabi and Dubai Offices