Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) General Operators Certificate

RAD-GOC 

Programme Overview Programme Overview

Classroom theory in Introduction to the Radio Regulations, Safety of Life at Sea, Procedures, Equipment Carried, Documents Carried.

Practical theory & instruction on Very High Frequency (VHF), MF,HF, DSC, INMARSAT Navigation Telex (NAVTEX), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons  (EPIRBS) and Search and Rescue Transponder (SARTs), batteries, Aerials logsheets.


Programme Information Programme Information

Next Programme Dates

To be scheduled.

 

Who is the Programme for

Persons working in the Seafood Industry or Public Service.

 

Locations

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

 

Duration

This course is delivered over 10 days (full time).

 

Training Methodology

Practical theory & instruction.

 

Certification

STCW – GMDSS General Operators Certificate issued by BIM on behalf of  Department of Transport.

 

Entry Requirements

Working in the Seafood Industry or Public Service.

 

Progression

An essential ancillary course for a learner to obtain a Certificate of Competency (Fishing).

Employment Opportunities

This certification will enable the learner to sail as radio operators worldwide in Sea Area A1, A2, A3 and A4.

 

Assessment

Written and practical examinations.

 

Fees

€650

Grant Aid

Please contact Kathy Cullimore for more information  kathy.cullimore@bim.ie  on +353 1 2144283

 


For more information contact

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Cork)

Castletownbere, Co Cork

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Donegal)

Greencastle, Co Donegal