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The ‘Ship Station Application’ and ‘Amendment’ forms below can be signed electronically so there is no need to print, sign and then submit the forms to us. PDF copies of the are available upon request to

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The Port Operations licence is intended to enable organisations, principally businesses, to communicate with their vessels, using international maritime channels. The licence covers the coast station only. The use of ships' radios must be licensed separately, under a Ship Radio Licence. Those who use channels under a Port Operations licence must be suitably qualified. The channels assigned in Gibraltar are Ch 71 (calling) and Ch's 61, 62, 63, 68 and 69 (working). Holders of a Port Operations licence must not use any other channel.

Attached is the application form required for users to obtain a licence along with guidance notes.

Please use the form below to apply for a licence for the use of marine band equipment not associated with a Gibraltar registered vessel.

Please use the form below to register EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) issued with the Gibraltar allcoated MMSI number.

Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) are considered safety of life equipment and have been made exempt from individual licensing. Any PLB associated with a Gibraltar Registered Vessel, a Gibraltar resident or primarily used in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BTGW), should be registered with the GRA.