Originally Posted by NewMoon
Don't know about the Ham license, but when you get a ship station license you get an MMSI as well. Can't remember if you have to ask for it specifically when you apply.
Have done that a couple of time and the MMSI was assigned on the same request.
Not sure a ham license have anything to do with an FCC operators license.
Some years ago I sat for the (brief and easy) exam for a Marine Radio
Operator's Permit, it covers private and commercial
, Domestic and International, VHF
and SBB and does not expire. Go for it.