Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS) Course – STCW A – IV/2
Course Description: Global Maritime Distress Systems is a Radio Operators course that entitles a successful learner to efficiently operate GMDSS equipment. He/she will have primary responsibilities to operate communications during Distress incidents.
We teach this course using a state-of-the-art 8 station POSEIDON touch-screen simulator, thus adding realism to our training techniques and making this course a memorable one. The course will cover the following topics: The GMDSS structure, SAR, MSI, VHF and MF/HF installations, DSC, Maintenance on radios and antennas, Distress procedures, Urgency and Safety messages, Maritime Mobile Satellite Services, INMARSAT A, B and C, Fleet 77, NAVTEX, Coast stations, Ship stations, Telex, Frequencies, Watch keeping.
Duration: 10 Days
Entry Requirements: None
Additional Requirements: Retraining is required, and a refresher is advisable to experienced officers or proof of 1 year sea service to be submitted to SAMSA for revalidation. We include a light lunch with this course.
Accreditation: Accreditation through SAMSA. STCW 78 as amended in 2010 with the Manila amendments.