CPC-2-3-07 Annex A — International Telecommunication Union (ITU) codes

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General Classification of Vessels

Ship of a fishing fleet — FV

Naval ship — NS

Pleasure craft — PL

River vessel — NF

Merchant ship — MM

Official service ship — GV

Rescue vessel — SV

Unspecified — XX

Individual Classification of Vessels

A

Aircraft carrier — PTA
Air cushion vehicle — ACV
Auxiliary ship — AUX

B

Banker — MOR
Barge — CHA
Barge carrier — PCH
Bulk carrier — BLK
Buoy ship — BLS

C

Cable ship — CBL
Cargo and passenger — PMX
Cargo ship — CA
Cement carrier — CIM
Coaster — CAB
Coast-guard — CGT
Collier — COA
Container ship — CON
Corvette — COR
Cruiser — CRO
Customs launch — DOU
Cutter — CTR

D

Despatch vehicle — AVI
Destroyer — DES
Dredger — DRG
Drilling unit — PER
Dry cargo ship — DRY

E

Escort ship — ESC

F

Factory ship — BTA
Fast patrol ship — FPS
Ferry — FBT
Firefloat — PMP
Fishing guard — PHS
Fishing vessel — PH
Floating crane — GRF
Forest-product carrier — TPW
Frigate — FRT
Fruit carrier — FRU

G

General cargo ship — GEN
Grain carrier — GRC

H

Helicopter carrier — PTH
Hospital ship — HOP
Hydrofoil — VDT
Hydrographic ship — HYD

I

Ice breaker — ICE
Inspection ship — INS

K

Ketch — DUN

L

Launch — VDO
Lighter — BAR
Lighthouse tender — PHR
Lightship — PHA
Liner — PAQ
Liquefied gas carrier — TPG
Livestock carrier — PBE
Lobster ship — LAN
Lugger — LOU

M

Mine Layer — MOU
Minesweeper — DMN
Motor boat — MTB

N

Naviplane — NVP

O

Ocean-station vessel — OSV
Oceanographic ship — OSC
Oil tanker — OIL

P

Passenger ship — PA
Patrol ship — SRV
Pilot tender — PLT
Platform — PLE
Pollution and surface clearance vessel — NET
Pontoon — PON
Pusher/Tug — TUG

R

Reefer — FRG
Rescue vessel — SAU
Research/Survey vessel — EXP
Rock breaker — ROC
RoRo ship — ROU

S

Sailing ship — VLR
Salvage ship — RAM
Schooner — GOL
Ship used by divers — DIV
Sloop — SLO
Solvent carrier — TPS
Standby safety vessel — SEC
Submarine — SMN
Supply vessel — RAV

T

Tanker — CIT
Training ship — ECO
Tramp — TRA
Transport — TPT
Trawler — CHR
Tunny ship — THO

U

Unspecified — XXX

V

Vehicle carrier — TVH

W

Warship — GS
Waste incinerator — ICN
Weather ship — FRM
Whaler — BLN

Y

Yacht — YAT

Nature of Service

Station open to official correspondence exclusively
Station open to public correspondence
Station open to limited public correspondence
Station open exclusively to correspondence of a private agency
Station open exclusively to operational traffic of the service concerned

CO
CP
CR
CV
OT

Service Available (for use with Nature of Service CP or CR only)

Radiotelephone calls
Radiotelex calls
OBS messages (voluntary observing ship)
Facsimile communications
Radiotelegrams

C
D
O
P
R

Hours of Service

24-hour continuous service
16-hour service provided by a ship station of the second category
8-hour service provided by a ship station of the third category
Intermittent service throughout 24 hours, or station having no specific working hours
Day service
Night service

H24
H16
H8
HX
HJ
HN

Telegraphy Frequency Bands

Frequency bands used in the maritime mobile-satellite service
Bands between 110 and 160 kHz
Bands between 415 and 535 kHz
Bands between 1,605 and 4,000 kHz
Bands between 4,000 and 27,500 kHz

S
W
X
Y
Z

Telephony Frequency Bands

Frequency bands used in the maritime mobile-satellite service
Bands between 1,605 and 4,000 kHz
Bands between 4,000 and 27,500 kHz
Bands between 156 and 174 MHz

S
T
U
V

Accounting Authority Identification Code (AAIC)

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, International Marine Radio Traffic Accounting Stratos Mobile Networks Inc.

CA01
CA03

(or a foreign Accounting Authority accredited by ISED)

Length Overall vs. Gross Tonnage for Pleasure Craft of 12 Metres or Less

Length OverallGross TonnageLength OverallGross Tonnage
less than 8.5 m 510 m or more but less than 10.5 m10
8.5 m or more but less than 9 m610.5 m or more but less than 11 m11
9 m or more but less than 9.5 m711 m or more but less than 11.5 m13
9.5 m or more but less than 10 m811.5 m or more but not exceeding 12 m15
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