GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC
Course 404

MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.

Preparing for GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC

Course Description

Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) GOC General Operator Certificate - Course #404
 
This 10 day course (plus examinations which may take an extra day or more to complete) is required for all deck officers or radio operators serving on vessels equipped with GMDSS Equipment or candidates for OOW 3000 ton or over or MCA Master of Code Vessel 200 ton with Unlimited Route. This course utilizes the MPT GMDSS Live Station Equipment Labs. This MCA / AMERC approved course will satisfy the GMDSS Training of STCW A-IV/2 for GOC.
 
If you are obtaining a USCG endorsement on your MMC for GMDSS or wish to take an STCW NON MCA GMDSS Course, please see #152. If you hold a USCG MMC you must take the USCG GMDSS Version of this course to pass the correct exam and get the correct certificate. This MCA #404 Course and Exam are preferred for foreign flags requiring a General Operators Certificate.
 
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)
 
Note: Testing may extend to the Saturday and Sunday after the final day of class. Please make all travel arrangements accordingly. 
 


10 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, Highlighter. *NOTE: If booking a flight be sure to make it as flexible as possible in case you need more time to complete your course. We recommend flying out the day after your course is scheduled to finish. In this course, external examiners, weather, practical or written assessments, can affect the time/date of completion. MPT cannot be held responsible for flight change fees or travel expenses of any kind for any reason. Testing may extend to the Saturday and Sunday after the final day of class. Please make all travel arrangements accordingly.

 

Testimonials

Ben is amazing. Such a personable instructor, takes a personal interest in the students and their success. Learned so much from him
Carolyn, Sunday January 2020
GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC
James was an excellent teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and learned a tremendous amount on the subject!
Jack, Friday December 2019
GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC
Good course and well informed instructor, will recommend to my Trinidad friends.
Vijay, Friday August 2015
GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC
keeping on this way u guy very power full and good team work like that
Domingos, Saturday May 2014
GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC
Amazing class so far, very impressed with the setup!
Luke, Tuesday February 2013
GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC
Keep up the excellent work. Very nice to be able to study and be taught by such friendly people. Good job
Richard, Thursday October 2012
GMDSS GOC - MCA AMERC