GMDSS (GOC) COURSE
Officer of the Watch (OOW) candidates
Knowledge of English (speak, read & write) including maritime terminology, computer knowledge, STCW compliant basic safety / pre-sea courses, Sea going experience on GMDSS vessel
Knowledge and skills required for the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System General Operator Certificate
Written and Practical examinations – SAMSA moderated.
SAMSA issued GOC certificate, accredited by SAMSA
Section A-IV/2 (Specification for minimum standard of competence for GMDSS radio operators.).
Section B-IV/2 (Guidance regarding training & certification of GMDSS radio
ITU Radio Regulations: Part 4.3 – Guidance on keeping a radio watch.
SAMSA Code of Qualifications, Part 4 – ANCILLIARY COURSES – GMDSS.
For the student to become fully conversant with the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System and it’s sub-systems and to be a competent operator of radio equipment designed for the above, with particular emphasis in radio communications during distress situations.