The given agreement between the ship owner or his representative and Alhoutyam exists with the purpose of maintenance of GMDSS equipment on the vessel specified in the agreement in an effective working condition and conformity of the vessel to requirements of Convention SOLAS 1974 (Amendments of 1988), Chapter IV, Regulation 15 and Resolutions A702  III in relation to GMDSS Shore-Base Maintenance Service system.
According to this agreement, Alhoutyam undertakes to provide the ship owner the following types of support:
The ship owner should notify Alhoutyam immediately upon observing any defect of equipment, and come to an agreement with Alhoutyam regarding maintenance service and/or repair of the defective component or malfunction.
The order for repair should be in written form only. It must contain at least the following information:
The given agreement covers a period of one year. The ship owner should pay Alhoutyam an annual payment. The amount shall be dependent on the GMDSS Area within the limits of which the vessel is maintained.