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Old 16 July 2016, 05:00   #11
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Nick those numbers are DSC MMSI numbers **not** telephone numbers. They are for VHF use. In that situation on VHF you would do much the same as dialling 999, you would place a DSC urgency call (to all stations so no number needed), with a Mayday Relay as the accompanying voice message.

The MMSI is for the routine traffic stuff. Things like giving a passage plan, confirmation of arrival, perhaps reporting concerns that are not a Mayday. . Perhaps you come across some debris in the water that you don't think is recent but want to check it out. That kind of stuff. Things you probably don't call 999 for, then if you use DSC you can call them direct without blocking 16 at all.
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Nick those numbers are DSC MMSI numbers **not** telephone numbers. They are for VHF use. In that situation on VHF you would do much the same as dialling 999, you would place a DSC urgency call (to all stations so no number needed), with a Mayday Relay as the accompanying voice message.

The MMSI is for the routine traffic stuff. Things like giving a passage plan, confirmation of arrival, perhaps reporting concerns that are not a Mayday. . Perhaps you come across some debris in the water that you don't think is recent but want to check it out. That kind of stuff. Things you probably don't call 999 for, then if you use DSC you can call them direct without blocking 16 at all.
Yep point taken but he has also listed all the phone numbers along side too!
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Ah - well same thing - you can give a passage plan by phone! Don't dial 999 to do it!
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