• concluded between the Administrations of the following countries:

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland and Ukraine.


    In accordance with Article 6 of the Radio Regulations (RR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the undersigned delegates of the Administrations of the above-mentioned countries, willing to implement common principles and rules for a  safe carriage of people and goods on Inland Waterways, and considering that:

    • the harmonisation of the radiocommunication service shall contribute to a safer navigation on Inland Waterways,
    • this harmonisation shall facilitate a more efficient and effective use of the radio spectrum,
    • this harmonisation shall also contribute to a more efficient, economical and smooth execution of ship management,

    adopted by mutual consent, subject to the approval of this Arrangement, the following provisions concerning the radiocommunication service for Inland Waterways within  their territory.

    A committee, called Committee RAINWAT, is established to administer, harmonize and optimize the Regional Arrangement.


    Annex 1: Administrative provisions for ship stations

    Annex 2: Tables of channels, transmitting frequencies and service categories for Inland Waterways

    Annex 3: Operational and technical requirements of the equipment

    Annex 4: Provisions concerning the operating procedures

    Annex 5: Provisions for the acquisition, issue and mutual recognition of radio operator's certificates

    Annex 6: Ships identification database

    Annex 7: Rules of procedures


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