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GMDSS RADIO OPERATORS – GENERAL OPERATOR (STCW)

GMDSS RADIO OPERATORS – GENERAL OPERATOR (STCW)

Target Audience

The GMDSS Radio Operator qualification is required for professional mariners including Merchant Navy Deck Officers, offshore radio operators serving on mobile platforms and commercial yacht Masters.

 

This course enables operators to demonstrate their competence to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a Radio Operator.

Course Content

After successful completion of this course participants will have the necessary competence to be able to: 

  • Understand the procedures in the Radio Regulations and Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  • Apply search and rescue radio communications procedures
  • Mitigate the transmission of false distress alerts
  • Carry out practical operation of the GMDSS systems
  • Use the International Code of Signals and the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases
  • Provide radio services during abandon ship and fire on board ship 
Entry Standards

Hold relevant Deck Officer COC.

Facilities

Classroom, radio communications equipment, GMDSS Simulator

Teaching Method

Lectures, videos, practical exercises.

Guidelines

STCW Chapter IV, Section A-IV/2. SOLAS, IMO Model Course 1.25, Radio Regulations

Course Duration

15 days.

Assessment

Written exams and practical assessments.

Certification

Course certificate upon successful completion leading to STCW certification.

Venue

This course is offered regularly in MTC Cyprus. Please contact your local Crew Service Centre for the next available course.