80.1181 Station identification.§ 80.1181 Station identification.
(a) On-board stations must identify when:
(1) The vessel is within 32 km (20 miles) of any coastline; or
(2) The communications are likely to be received aboard another vessel.
(b) Identification, when required, must be:
(1) Transmitted at the beginning and the end of a series of communications. Whenever communications are sustained for a period exceeding 15 minutes, station identification must be transmitted at intervals not exceeding 15 minutes.
(2) In English and must include the name of the vessel, followed by a number or name designating the respective mobile unit, for example: “S.S. United States Mobile One, this is Mobile Two.”[51 FR 31213, Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at 58 FR 44954, Aug. 25, 1993]