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SCOPE

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) General Operators (GOC), Course is intended for navigating officers and radio officers and encompasses competence, knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for personnel operating radio equipment to carryout radio communication duties as prescribed in section A-IV/2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers, (STCW) 1978 as amended 2010.

The Ministry Course Approval Number is MTP/01/MS-410/2014.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Successful completion of the course would enable candidates to obtain competence to transmit and receive, information using GMDSS subsystems and equipment to perform functional requirements of GMDSS, and to provide radio services in emergencies.

PURPOSE

To enable navigating officers to obtain mandatory competency in Radio Communication.

COURSE DURATION

Course duration is 10 working days 65 hours, 6.5 working hours per day for maximum of 8 participants. Total duration can be increased to 16 days 104 hours, 6.5 working hours per day for 9 to 14 participants.

ENTRY STANDARDS / LEANER STATUS

This course is open to seafarers who require GMDSS GOC as a mandatory qualification. They must be over 18 years of age and hold Basic Fire Fighting. First Aid at Sea, Proficiency in Survival at Sea, Personnel Safety and Social Responsibility certificates, medical fitness certificate issued by a medical practitioner approved by the DGMS and have adequate knowledge in English sufficient to follow the course. Those who require GMDSS GOC as a general radio operating qualification must have at least passes in six subjects including English Language at GCE (O/L) or equivalent certificate.
COURSE INTAKE LIMITATIONS

Maximum 8 participants per course and on demand up to a maximum of 14. Trainee to trainer ratio is 8:1

SCOPE

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Restricted Operators Certificate (ROC), Course is intended for navigating officers and radio officers and encompasses, knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for personnel operating radio equipment to carryout radio communication duties as prescribed in section A-IV/2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers STCW 1978 as amended 2010.

The Ministry Course Approval Number is MTP/01/MS-411/2014.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Successful completion of the course would enable candidates to obtain competence to transmit and receive, information using GMDSS subsystems and equipment and fulfilling the functional requirements of GMDSS, and to provide Radio services in emergencies with special reference GMDSS sea area A1.

PURPOSE

To enable navigating officers to, obtain mandatory competency in Radio Communication.

COURSE DURATION

Total Duration 05 working days 32.5 Hours.

ENTRY STANDARDS / LEARNER STATUS

This course is open to seafarers not less than 18 years of age, having a basic knowledge of radio communication practice and knowledge of English language. Persons requiring radio communication certification may participate in the course. Candidates who require STCW endorsement shall hold valid Basic Training certificates as specified in the STCW 1978 as amended 2010

COURSE INTAKE LIMITATIONS

Maximum 14 course participants per batch Trainee to trainer ratio is 14:1

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

23 - 27 January 2017  Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Operational Level