Can anyone remind me how this system works? I had an MMSI number for our old boat/VHF, and we're about to fit a new VHF in our new mobo. Should I apply for a new number or should I use my old number (and tell the relevant authorities it's for a new boat)? Thanks for any replies.
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Thread: MMSI number question.
22-04-12, 10:17 #1
MMSI number question.
22-04-12, 10:32 #2
If you don't know if your boat has every been licensed, then you can check via the http://www.itu.int/online/mms/mars/ship_search.sh
22-04-12, 12:26 #3
You cannot transfer a ship radio license, neither can you transfer the call sign or MMSI number to a new boat. When you sell a boat you cancel the ship radio license and give your name and address, the MMSI and call sign to the new owner. He then registers for a new license, entering the old MMSI etc.
When you buy a new boat, you obviously apply for a new license using the old MMSI etc. If the new boat doesn't come with a VHF, there's no real reason not to just apply for a new license and new MMSI. I'd suggest that might be a good idea when buying a used boat with no VHF, in case the previous owner has kept the VHF with the old MMSI programmed into it.Jeanneau Merry Fisher 805 For Sale. www.gooch.co.uk
22-04-12, 13:40 #4