I just ordered an EPIRB today. According to BOAT US and FCC, it seems that a FCC ship station license ($215 for 10 years) is required to obtain the MMSI # if I plan on traveling to a foreign port (i.e. Bahamas).
Has anyone gone through the process?
How long for the license from FCC?
Who issues the MMSI # (is it NOAA, FCC, or BOAT US) and how long?
Any comments or advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.