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Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) [UK MCA]

AEMRC UK Certified

Entry Criteria:     Mstr, C/O, 2/O, 3/O, R/O

Course Schedule:  

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Course Duration:     8 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 8 days course is designed on the IMO Model Course 1.25. Alternate batches are conducted, and approved by AMERC/MCA-UK, certificate issued under CEPT/ERC Recommendation T/R81-03, by Maritime Coastguard Agency, UK.

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 - C, FLEET-77.
  • GMDSS Equipment usage and operation, viz SATCOM, NBDP, DSC, E.P.I.R.B., SART, NAVTEX.
  • Exercises on Practical Operation and usage.

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom 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