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Who can notify information for updating List IV, List V and MARS?

The ITU only accepts notifications for updating List IV, List V and MARS (i.e. information) from the administrations (flag state/country) of ITU member states that has jurisdiction over the stations or on an exceptional basis, an AAIC (if authorized by an administration).

Where notifications concerning update of: List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations (List IV), List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (List V) and the online information systems MARS should be sent?

All notifications concerning update of List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations (List IV), List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (List V) and the online information systems MARS, with an official covering note, should be sent to:
the attention of “the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau”
email: brmail@itu.int

What form do I need to register my MMSI with the ITU?

The MMSI is assigned by the administration that has issued your radio license. Therefore, you should request that administration to notify the relevant data to the ITU.
You can find the contact details of your administration at:
http://www.itu.int/online/mms/mars/ctry_search.sh

Could you give us an MMSI number to program an EPIRB?

​MMSI numbers are assigned to a station by the administration (flag state/country) having jurisdiction over the station concerned and not by the ITU. Users should therefore contact their respective administrations for more relevant information.

What agency is responsible for, and has the authority to, enforce MMSI numbering integrity?

​When a station in the maritime mobile service or the maritime mobile-satellite service is required to use maritime mobile service identities, the responsible administration (flag state/country) shall assign the identity to the station in accordance with the provisions described in Article 19 of the Radio Regulations; in so doing, it should take into account the relevant ITU-R and ITU-T Recommendations.

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