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Old 16-09-2017, 08:15   #16
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Re: How to get MMSI for US boat with no US address

Originally Posted by Lantau View Post
Thanks Skipmac and Scott for the replies. Yah, I think I'll have to use a friend's USA address. It would be a waste of time trying to convince the FCC that their policy makes no sense. I think the Coast Guard would be appalled if it knew about this obstacle to getting an MMSI and thus an obstacle to having an EPIRB, DSC, etc. After all, the Coast Guard is happy to document boats even if their owners don't have an address in the USA (provided that they are Americans).
1st : you can not use a PO Box with the USPS. They require a physical address also.

2nd : you can use a fwding address like Secure Mail Forwarding Service Great for Boaters, RVers and Travelers

3rd : FCC does not require a physical address, just a mailing address.
Can be a PO box, but see 1st above.

None of my licenses are with a physical (home) address.
Started out with a UPS box and then went to PO Box cause closer.
Will change to 2nd above when i purchase a vessel and all licenses and documentation will be through it.

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