Originally Posted by jwalker
What is the perceived problem with being able to re-enter an MMSI? To be prevented just seems dopey to me.
if any old bod can change the MMSI number on a DSC, think of the abuse that could occur.
You annoy one of the local yachties but, lets say allegedly speeding,
he get's drunk in the club bar,
decides on revenge by putting your MMSI number into his DSC, then pressing the distress button!
Who gets all the aggrovation from coastguard? You or Him??
I hope you can not reprogram 7100 MMSI number by just a couple of keystrokes.