It can be a bit confusing but I managed to do it twice (once for me, once for a relative). I think I can remember the details.
First go to this link for the basic instructions. https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support...rsal-licensing
Log in to ULS Online Filing with your FCC Registration
Number (FRN) and password.
On the left-side of the screen
, click Apply for a New License
From the drop down box, select the Radio Service
for the new license
Click Continue to navigate through the application.
Sign your application and click Submit Application.
The instructions will take you to this page where you start the actual registration
process. At this page you log in with your FRN and password
At this point my memory gets a bit fuzzy but as well as I recall
the process there are two main step.
1. Apply for your personal license. This will mainly require your name and similar details.
2. Apply for the ships license which will include the MMSI. This step requires answering several questions, some of them not clear. The main thing is you are applying for "Ship Recreational or Voluntarily Equipped (SA)" license. When you get to the section for what services, SSB
, etc just apply for them all. Doesn't cost extra or add any extra liabilities.
Hope this helps.