ROLE OF AN ACCOUNTING AUTHORITY
Accounting authorities such as Inmarasa (HO03) came into existence to reduce the number of bills, both issued by Service Providers and received by ship owners and which required extensive administrative effort to progress, e.g. identify calls, convert call charges in various currencies and reconcile charges. We act as a billing intermediary between the maritime mobile station and service providers.
The role of Inmarasa (HO03) on behalf of a maritime mobile station or ship station for which it has accepted responsibility includes
- Obtaining payment of the collection charges for maritime mobile communications from the maritime mobile station.
- Guaranteeing payment of the collection charges to the service providers for traffic originated by the maritime mobile station and ensuring that these payments are made in accordance with the ITU Regulations and Recommendation D.90.
- Maintaining up-to-date and accurate records of the maritime mobile stations for which it has responsibility. Any change in status, ship owner if known, termination/commencement of contract must be notified immediately to interested/regularly used service providers and to the Administration that licensed the maritime mobile station.