Goto Section: 80.501 | 80.505 | Table of Contents
Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 80.503 Cooperative use of facilities.
(a) A person engaged in the operation of one or more commercial
transport vessels or government vessels may receive maritime mobile
service from a private coast station or a marine utility station on
shore even though not the licensee of the private coast station or the
marine utility station. Restrictions on cooperative arrangements are as
(1) Foreign persons must be the licensees of the radio stations
installed on board their vessels.
(2) The licensee of a private coast station or marine utility station
on shore may install ship radio stations on board United States
commercial transport vessels of other persons. In each case these
persons must enter into a written agreement verifying that the ship
station licensee has the sole right of control of the ship stations,
that the vessel operators must use the ship stations subject to the
orders and instructions of the coast station or marine utility station
on shore, and that the ship station licensee will have sufficient
control of the ship station to enable it to carry out its
responsibilities under the ship station license.
(b) Cooperative arrangements are limited concerning cost and charges as
(1) The arrangement must be established on a non-profit, cost-sharing
basis by written contract. A copy of the contract must be kept with the
station records and made available for inspection by Commission
(2) Contributions to capital and operating expenses are to be prorated
on an equitable basis among all persons who are parties to the
cooperative arrangement. Records which reflect the cost of the service
and its nonprofit, cost-sharing nature must be maintained by the
licensee of the station and made available for inspection by Commission
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Goto Section: 80.501 | 80.505
Goto Year: 2011 |
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