The new 'lifetime' licence will remain valid for as long as the licence details remain correct or until such time as the licence is either revoked by Ofcom or surrendered by the licensee.
There is no end date on the 'lifetime' ship radio licence, but Ofcom will revoke the licence unless the licence is either amended or validated at least once every ten years.
Although the licence 'disc' is no longer issued, the licence, relevant Maritime Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence and valid Authority to operate must be kept with or near to the licensed radio equipment, where it is physically practicable to do so. These documents must accompany the radio equipment when the vessel is taken abroad.
|Ships' Radio and Ship Portable Radio|
|Licence class||(Lifetime) licence - current fees (£)|
|Via online applications||Via postal applications|
|Ship Radio licence||No fee||20|
|Ship Portable Radio licence||No fee||20|