Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Re: Change MMSI on a Furuno FA-150 AIS?
Originally Posted by Paul L
How do you transfer an FCC issued MMSI on a vessel that has been sold? I've always had to apply for a new station license
that came with a new MMSI.
After a vessel is sold or transferred, the seller/transferor must contact the FCC to cancel the
license (if the vessel was individually licensed) or contact its private registration agent to cancel the
MMSI (if it was licensed by rule). If the vessel was individually licensed, the buyer/transferee must file
an application for a new ship station license and, in connection with that application, may ask the FCC to
reassign the MMSI from the cancelled license to the new license. If the vessel was licensed by rule, the
buyer/transferee may ask the private registration agent for reassignment of the MMSI that had been
assigned to the seller/transferor....
For further information, contact Ghassan Khalek of the Mobility Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-2771, TTY (202) 418-7233, or firstname.lastname@example.org.