47 CFR 80.1185 - Supplemental eligibility for mobile-satellite stations.
Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service must meet the eligibility requirements contained in this section.
(a) A station license for a ship earth station may be issued to:
(1) The owner or operator of a ship.
(2) A corporation proposing to furnish a nonprofit radio communication service to its parent corporation, to another subsidiary of the same parent, or to its own subsidiary, where the party to be served is the owner or operator of the ship aboard which the ship earth station is to be installed and operated.
(b) A station license for a portable ship earth station may be issued to the owner or operator of portable earth station equipment proposing to furnish satellite communication services on board more than one ship or fixed offshore platform located in the marine environment.