Information on maritime communication
The Government, Andorra Telecom and the Yacht Club together provide a radio licence system for vessels registered in Andorra
The three parties have signed an agreement permitting the use of maritime communication codes for recreational and sporting vessels registered in the Principality.
Although there is no obligation to use this system, it is strongly recommended. Until now, the only ways that Andorran vessels could access it and use its channels was by changing their country of registration to France or Spain, or alternatively to ask these countries for an exception to be made so that they are covered by the system, but still maintain their Andorran registration.
The new regulation, already published in the BOPA (the official journal of the Principality of Andorra), allows licences to be issued authorizing radio transmitters on Andorran vessels and the use of Andorran radio beacons at sea (an international communication system for emergencies called Cospas-Sarsat which is regulated by the International Telecommunications Union).
Andorra Telecom registers user data, and the Andorra Yacht Club offers formal, approved training for international organisations on how these emergency systems work. It will cost 100 euros.