Originally Posted by monte
Vessel MMSI was registered in Australia
Now registered in BVI's
I will contact AMSA/Ausbeacons and check with them about changing the details
Here is my 1 cent..
Assuming that Oz and BVI handle these things as UK and most other former colonies (excluding the US):
- You have to terminate the boat's VHF
(and HF) radio licenses, call sign and MMSI(not "change details") in Australia
- New owner has to apply for new BVI radio licenses call sign and MMSI.
- The new MMSI and call signs will be different than the old ones because the call signs and MMSI numbers are linked to the registration
country that has used them.
- It is illegal for the new owner to keep broadcasting the old MMSI via AIS or DSC radios, hence he/she needs to change the numbers in the radios and AIS transponder. Neither Oz nor BVI will assume responsibility for how difficult they have made this.
If you can share the model of AIS and radios we can see if anyone can share the recipe for the MMSI change....