MMSI number

Hi, I have fitted a VHF radio in my boat, when ever I switch it on it prompts me to enter an mmsi number Which I don't have. Do I have to be licensed to get one?
Is it necessary to have one?
Is there any way of getting one without being licensed?
Thanks in advance Col.

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Date Joined: 12/08/14


Mon, 2017-03-13 17:50

yes you must have a vhf radio license to apply for an MMSI number

they are controlled by AMSA

no you cannot get one without a license

Its not necessary to have one but useful if you get into trouble

its easier for you to google the information than answer it all on here

good luck