GOC Operators needing to revalidate
Knowledge of English (speak, read & write) including maritime terminology, computer knowledge, GOC certificate due for revalidation, Operational GOC operator, SAMSA letter of approval to do Refresher only
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, GMDSS Refresher STCW A-IV/2, GOP353.3.
Revise knowledge of the basic features of the Maritime Mobile Service & Maritime Mobile-Satellite Service, practical knowledge and ability to use the basic equipment of a ship station which fall under the afore-mentioned radio services, the operational procedures and detailed practical operation of the GMDSS and sub-systems – including knowledge of infrastructure, and any new miscellaneous skills and operational procedures necessary for General Communications.