Description of the course
This training course is designated for every seafarer who is going to be in charge of or perform radio duties on a ship required to participate in the GMDSS.
Objectives of the course
After successful completing this course the participant will be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment and to have primary responsibility to radio communications during Distress incidents as well as to avoid accidental alarms and false alarm transmissions.
Course contentsThe GMDSS Restricted Operator’s training course covers the following topics:
- Principles of Maritime Radio communications;
- Principles & Basic Features of the Maritime Mobile Service;
- Global Maritime Distress & Safety System;
- Purpose & Use of VHF &MF/HF DSC Facilities;
- Terrestrial ship station equipment;
- Fault location;
- EPIRB Cospas-Sarsat;
- Distress Communication;
- False Alert;
- English Language.
- Distress Traffic.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the GMDSS Restricted Operator’s training course is 5 working days.
The price is 590 EUR.
Certificate is valid 5 years.
Income requirementsTo be assigned on GMDSS Restricted Operator’s training course, participant should present:
- Certificate of Competence as officer in charge of a navigational watch and should present appropriate diploma/certificate according to STCW Convention, asamended, II/1; or
- Evidence that is in progress studying on the educational program of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch; or
- Certificate of Competence as radio operator.
The maximum number of participants – 8 persons.
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint, practical tasks are based on real scenarios and conducted using following equipment: real SAILOR GMDSS for A3 area and GMDSS TRANSAS TGS4100 simulator.
The course complies with all requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended, Chapter IV/2, Section A-IV/2 of the SCTW Code, IMO Assembly Resolution A.703 (17) “Recommendation on training of radio operators related to the restricted operator’scertificate”, and paragraph 55 Chapter IIIA of the Radio Regulations as well as covers all subject areas recommended by IMO Model course 1.26 “Restricted operator's certificate for the global maritime distress and safety system”.
The course is certified by Latvian Maritime Administration.