RIKS provides 24h free medical consultations for crew members of vessels registered in Estonia irrespective of the location of the vessel. Consultations are provided in Estonian and in foreign languages.
Additionally, RIKS allows similar calls to be made between foreign vessels in Estonian waters and their closest medical institutions.
A vessel located in the area of responsibility of the Estonian maritime, distress calls the radio station by using the call sign "Tallinn Raadio" on radio channel 16, or sends a DCS call to the MMSI number 002761000.
Vessels in the Northern Atlantic can connect in the short wave area by using the international maritime communication channels 815, 1209, 1640 and 422 as follows:
channel 815 transmission 8761 reception 8237kHz
channel 1209 transmission 13101 reception 12254kHz
channel 1640 transmission 17359 reception 16477kHz (0640-2240 UTC)
channel 422 transmission 4420 reception 4128kHz (2240-0640 UTC)