GMDSS GOC / STCW
Course 152

Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) GOC General Operator Certificate - This course is required for all deck officers serving on vessels equipped with GMDSS Equipment. This USCG course will satisfy the GMDSS Training of STCW A-IV/2 for GOC.

Course Description

Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) GOC General Operator Certificate - Course #152
 
This 10 day course is required for all deck officers serving on vessels equipped with GMDSS Equipment.  This course utilizes the MPT GMDSS Live Station Equipment Labs. This USCG course will satisfy the GMDSS Training of STCW A-IV/2 for GOC.
 

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) (MARTPT-210) course will satisfy:

  • The GMDSS training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(viii), 11.307(a)(3)(viii), 11.309(a)(4)(xv), 11.311(a)(3)(ix), 11.313(a)(3)(ix), 11.315(a)(3)(vi), 11.319(a)(4)(ix) and 11.604; AND
  • The GMDSS standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-IV/2 and Table A-IV/2, as amended 2010.
 Subjects & Equipment Include:
Satellite Systems
Terrestrial Communications
Transmission and Reception of Distress Alerts and Messages
Maritime Safety Information
INMARSAT A/B/C
MF/HF Transceivers (Single Side Band)
MF/HF NBDP – Narrow Band Direct Printing Modems
MF/HF DSC – Digital Selective Calling Controllers
VHF Radio Telephones
VHF DSC  - Digital Selective 
Calling Controllers
NAVTEX Receivers
406 mHz EPIRBS – Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacons
Search & Rescue Transponders (SARTS)
Survival Craft Transceivers
Reserve Sources of Energy with Integrated Chargers
Antenna Systems (terrestrial and satellite)

10 day class in Fort Lauderdale