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.

Preparing for GMDSS GOC / STCW

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.
 
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

Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, Highlighter and FCC License or proof of Element 1(if any, this applies to U.S. citizens ONLY)

 

Testimonials

It was a very resourceful and intense two weeks. Matt is amazing and well vested in the subject area. He knows his stuff. He impacted us with knowledge and gave us the gateway to GMDSS. Place was well cleaned and tidied. Front desk staff amazing.
Sylvester, Friday April 2021
GMDSS GOC / STCW
Matt was awesome. He was always ready with direction and answers to what seemed insurmountable deluge of information. He reduced it to what this simpleton Mickey could digest and understand. Thanks Matt!
Mickey, Friday April 2021
GMDSS GOC / STCW
As always everyone is very helpful and always with a smile. Every class that I have taken there has been first rate.
John, Monday November 2020
GMDSS GOC / STCW
The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was the best person for the job!! Best instructor in for GMDSS! Don’t ever change a thing
Paul, Friday July 2018
GMDSS GOC / STCW
All the kindness and patience got me through the classes. Thank you
Margaret, Friday September 2015
GMDSS GOC / STCW
MPT, and ALL staff are absolutely great. Wouldn't change a thing.
John, Saturday February 2015
GMDSS GOC / STCW
I'm not sure how you can improve things. This is the best captain's school that I have ever been to. I took the ARPA class, Dynamic Positioning and GMDSS from you this year. I plan to come back and take ECDIS and the Dynamic Positionong class in the spring. Keep up the good work. The coffee is great, as well. God Bless.
Clifford, Sunday November 2014
GMDSS GOC / STCW
i had a wonderfull time studiying ,learning, and classmates good company, maybe another party.
Nazario, Friday November 2014
GMDSS GOC / STCW
All good so far! Your staff was teriffic even before I got here! Appreciate the help with hotels, VA stuff, etc! Jay Colucci
Jay, Wednesday February 2014
GMDSS GOC / STCW
Without any doubts the finest school I have ever attended and I have been to several!
Anthony, Wednesday November 2013
GMDSS GOC / STCW