Chapter 3 The establishment and administration of ship radio station
For the establishment and operation of ship radio station, the applicant applying for the establishment permit shall file an application to the NCC. Those ship radio stations, established in the foreign country and inspected by the institutes commissioned or approved by the NCC ,or only the inspected DSB radiotelephones, installed on ship, may be waived the establishment permit and directly apply for the license of ship radio station.
The permit is valid for six months. If the applicant fails to complete establishment prior to the expiration date of establishment, the applicant shall state the reasons by document and apply to the NCC for extending the establishment period for another six months. Such application shall be made one month prior to the expiration date of establishment period and limit to once.
The application as mentioned in paragraph 1 shall specify and submit the following:
1. The name, address and telephone numbers of the applicant; and registered name, number（or small ships ID No.）, gross tonnage, length, category, navigation area and registered port of the ship; type of the radio station, the related information of the radio equipment.
2. In addition to the aforementioned information, the fishing vessels shall specify the unified number of fishing vessel, the area of fishing operation, and fishery association the fishing vessel belongs to.
The owner of the ship may submit the specification of the radio equipment to apply for the establishment permit of additional radio equipment within the valid period of the ship radio station license.
A ship radio station completing the establishment according to the previous Article shall apply for inspection from the NCC, or the institutes commissioned or approved by the NCC. It shall be put into operation only after passing the inspection and a license is issued by the NCC.
The Ship which is for international voyage and which the International Convention for the SOLAS applies to shall apply for the ship safety certificate or ship safety radio certificate from institutes commissioned or approved by the NCC.
The ship which is on an international voyage and which the International Convention for the SOLAS applies to and the ocean fishing vessel shall apply for inspection to the NCC, or the institutes commissioned or approved by the NCC during the valid period of the ship radio station license: from the start day on, before or after within three months every full year. Arfter passing the inspection, the Inspector signs on the radio license. However, if there are special reasons for ocean fishing vessel that can not be inspected within the Specified time, the shipowner can apply for an extension to the NCC for inspection.
The NCC may inspect the ship radio station when it deems that necessary. The inspection guidelines shall be enacted and promulgated by the NCC.
A ship radio station license shall be valid for five years.
Within three months prior to the expiration date of the aforementioned license, the ship owner shall apply for license renewal in line with the following procedures:
1. Ship owners of ocean fishing vessels or ships taking international routes shall apply to the NCC or the institutes commissioned or approved by the NCC for ship radio station inspection. The station shall be issued with a license only after passing the inspection.
2. Ship owners of ships other than those mentioned in the preceding subparagraph may submit a self-inspection form (as attached) to the NCC for license renewal of the ship radio station; the license shall be renewed by NCC after passing the review. However, the NCC may conduct an inspection when deemed necessary and shall renew the license after the inspection has been passed.
3. The ship mentioned in the preceding subparagraph shall only be fitted with DSB radiotelephone equipment or a handheld two-way VHF radiotelephone station with an output power of less than five watts, being exempt from inspection or review prior to license renewal.
If the owner of the ship changes, the applicant shall apply for the renewal of the ship radio station license.
Should the license be lost, damaged, or its content changed, the licensee shall apply for replacement, renewal, or correction of the license; the valid period of the license shall be the same as the one it has replaced.
The applicant shall apply to the NCC for the issuance, renewal, replacement, or correction of aforementioned license.