Apply for or vary a maritime radio licence
Maritime radio enables ship stations to communicate with each other and with shore stations, primarily for the safety of human life and the protection of vessels.
You are able to apply for and issue this licence immediately online by logging into the Online Licensing System
This licence is available to those who operate ports and harbours. It authorises the use of radio to support port operations and ship movement. This means the use of radio between coast stations and ship stations in or near a port, in which messages relate to the operational handling, the movement and the safety of ships and, in an emergency to the safety of persons.
Our Spectrum Trading Desk is the first point of contact for more detailed information and clarification on spectrum trading, or if you would like to conduct a trade. The Desk can be contacted by:
post: Spectrum Trading Desk, Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA
telephone: 020 7981 3083
fax: 020 7981 3052