MMSI number associated with ‘Xin Yuan 18’ was never registered in the country, Government of Maldives assures

The Government of Maldives assures that the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number 455910000 associated with the vessel named ‘Xin Yuan 18’ was never registered in the country.

The MMSI is an internationally recognised 9-digit identification number which is used to identify maritime communication and vessels.

While MMSI range for the Maldives is 455XXXXXX, there is no record of the MMSI number 455910000 ever being registered in the Maldives.

The Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) administers the registration of all communication equipment on maritime vessels, as well as the issuance of all call signs and numbers. CAM only issues MMSI numbers to vessels registered by the Maldives Transport Authority.

The Government of Maldives also confirms that the vessel ‘Xin Yuan 18’ is not registered in the Maldives.