International regulations impose an obligation on radio equipped ships to have a licence on board that describes the installation. That licence is issued by BIPT.

In order to know if your ship has to be equipped with a radio you should consult the FPS Mobility and Transport.

Shore stations also need to be covered by a licence. The application form is available in the “Radio networks” section.


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BIPT Management of Maritime Radio Communications Department

Ellipse Building - Building C
Boulevard du Roi Albert II 35
1030 Brussels
Tel : +32 (0)2 226 88 57 from 9 a.m. till noon.
Fax : +32 (0)2 226 89 85

Incomplete applications will be returned.