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Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) (UK)

AEMRC UK Certified

Entry Criteria:     All Deck Officers

Course Schedule:  

From DateTo DateLocation 
16-08-201627-08-2016MumbaiApply
19-09-201628-09-2016MumbaiApply
17-10-201626-10-2016MumbaiApply
21-11-201630-11-2016MumbaiApply
19-12-201628-12-2016MumbaiApply


Course Duration:     10 Days



Course Description

GMDSS (GOC) course covers the mandatory minimum requirement for certification of GMDSS operator as specified in Section A-IV/2 of the STCW 1995 code. The course is designed on the IMO Model Course 1.25. Alternate batches are conducted, and approved by AMERC – UK, certificate issued under CEPT/ERC Recommendation T/R81-03, by Maritime Coastguard Agency, UK. (8 Days). and D. G. Shipping approved certificate issued by 'Ministry of Communication, Government of India' New Delhi. (10 Days).

  • Course Objective



    Every person in charge of performing radio duties on a ship that is required to participate in the GMDSS, should be able to demonstrate competency :-
      Understanding SOLAS & Radio regulations and GMDSS carriage requirements.
    • To effectively use GMDSS equipment to transmit and receive all kinds of communication (distress, urgency, safety and routine).
    • To maintain GMDSS log and carry out regular test and checks.
    • Transferability of skills on various makes of GMDSS equipment eg. Skanti, Sailor, JRC, Furuno.

    Contents of the Course

    • GMDSS Concept.
    • Radio Watchkeeping.
    • Digital Selective Calling.
    • Distress, Urgency & Safety.
    • SOLAS Procedure, distress alerts and messages for GMDSS Vessels.
    • INMARSAT Systems - A,B & C.
    • GMDSS Equipment usage and operation, viz SATCOM, NBDP, DSC, E.P.I.R.B., SART, NAVTEX.
    • Exercises on Practical Operation and usage.
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  • Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.

    1. 1 passport size photograph
    2. 2 passport size photographs required in the Exam application form (with Tie) (Photo Size - 4.5cm x 3.5cm, Plain Cream or Light Grey Background, Without Glasses)
    3. Copies of Passport, CDC with sea time as Deck Cadet / AB / OS / Radio Operator or Ship Administrative officer