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GMDSS RADIO OPERATORS – RESTRICTED OPERATOR (STCW)

GMDSS RADIO OPERATORS – RESTRICTED OPERATOR (STCW)

Target Audience

This course provides the knowledge, understanding and proficiency to achieve the GMDSS Restricted Operator Qualification. It is designed for mariners who will be operating within GMDSS Area A1 (VHF range) only. The course complies with the requirements of the STCW and the Radio Regulations.

Course Content

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

  • Understand the Radio Regulations and procedures relating to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of VHF/HF/MF/satellite radiotelephony and telex 
  • Apply search and rescue radiocommunications procedures
  • Apply procedures for the use of maritime mobile services
  • Mitigate the transmission of false distress alerts 
  • Carry out practical operation of the GMDSS systems
  • Use the International Code of Signals as well as IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP)
  • 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 1.26, Radio Regulations

Course Duration

5 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.