GMDSS - Restricted Operators Certificate

GMDSS - Restricted Operators Certificate


This training course is intended for Seafarers who require a Global Maritime, Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Restricted Operators certificate in accordance with Section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code.  The course has both theoretical and practical examinable modules with practical exercises forming a significant part of the course.

Delegates will be able to take charge of communications with the relevant rescue authority in emergency situations and :-

  • Communicate using terrestrial systems operating in VHF bands
  • Use Digital Selective Calling devices
  • Operate and test location devices
  • Use appropriate documentation
  • Carry out basic test and maintenance procedures on the GMDSS station

Duration:  3 days (including the exam)

Standard:  STCW95 A-IV/2; IMO 1.26

Entry Requirements:  There are no entry requirements

Issue of certificate: 

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Meet the standards of competency in Table A-1V/2 of the STCW Code
  • Pass the ROC practical & theoretical examination

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