Originally Posted by Polwart
Interesting - presumably that means the tender cannot DSC call the mothership? And if the tender did put out a mayday - is there a risk that the rescue response if looking for a 40ft yacht rather than an 8ft inflatable?
In that scenario, true.
Nothing is stopping you, however, from running separate MMSI's on the tender and mothership, which would allow for DSC calling and position requests and such.
I don't think that the rollout is necessarily following the evolution they originally envisioned. Not that that's a bad thing; just that there are situations that weren't taken into account (the DSC-enabled handheld on a kayak changing to canoe thing being one of them.)