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  1. #1
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    Default Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    A friend has just called me from Alderney, asking if I can find their vhf call sign and mmsi number.

    I've had a quick google, without success, and hope that one or more of the technophiles on here might be able to point me in the right direction.

    I know the vessel's name, and the owner's name and address.

    Thanks for any tips.

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    The ITU Mars database

    http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/mars/ship_search.sh

    but it is on the licence which must be kept near the radio!
    Sea Wych Owners Association: www.Seawych.org

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    Thanks, Vic, that's got it! I've lost count of how many pints I owe you now.

    They don't have the licence with them for some reason (tut tut).

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    Interesting link, my boat is shown there with VHF call sign and MMSI number but my epirb is not shown despite having submitd the info some years ago.

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    It is habitually out of date - we changed the boat name three months ago, and it still hasnt filtered through.

    as long as your MMSI and EPIRB are on the MCA database, you are OK, in UK waters at least.
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    I have disappeared from it. For a time I was listed with a portable radio but no fixed set. Now I have gone altogether!

    I understand that if you contact Ofcom they will rectify the situation.
    Sea Wych Owners Association: www.Seawych.org

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    Coincidentally I've just been talking to someone at ITU to get my VHF details corrected. I've been asked to post this e.mail address for anyone else to use if they find something wrong
    Contact brmal@itu.int
    Thanks Kristine
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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    Dave, you need to remove the '.' from the end of the e-mail addy......

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    remarkable - No other yacht in the world with the same name !
    Andrew

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    Default Re: Where to find vhf call sign and mmsi number online?

    Well spotted Neil, done now, just copied direct from her message
    The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. E E Cummings

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