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GMDSS General Operators Certificate (Radio)



Course format On-site
Date 2022-05-23 - 2022-06-10
Duration 2 weeks
Cost £1305

This certificate is held by Masters, Deck Officers or other shipboard personnel who perform radio
communication duties on ships fitted with GMDSS equipment.
This course provides detailed practical knowledge of the operation of all GMDSS sub-systems and equipment.
You will gain the ability to send and receive correctly by radiotelephone and narrow band direct printing (telex).

What you will experience

  • This is a mixture of theory and practical application as part of the GMDSS examinations.
  • Safety of life at sea (SOLAS) General Radio regulations; Distress communications and log-keeping
  • Practical operation of:
  • MF/HF terrestrial transceiver;
  • VHF transceiver;
  • Navtex;
  • HF MF/VHF/DSC equipment;
  • Inmarsat C System;
  • Inmarsat F77 Systems;
  • SART and EPIRB

This is one of the additional ancillary courses required to obtain the Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing) Certificate
of Competency.


You must be aged 18 or over.


ISCED Categories

Navigation and seamanship