Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Short Range Certificate
The Short-Range Radio Operator’s Certificate (SRC) is the basic marine VHF radio operators’ course and is the minimum qualification required by any person operating (or supervising the operation of) a marine VHF radio, whether fixed or hand-held.
The Short-Range Radio Operator’s Certificate (SRC) is for persons operating radios on vessels that are operating only in coastal waters (sea area A1).
NFCI, Greencastle Co. Donegal
NFCI, Castletownbere Co. Cork
Dingle Co. Kerry CTU1
Cromane Co. Kerry CTU1
Fenit Co. Kerry CTU1
Carrigaholt Co. Clare CTU1
Valentia Co. Kerry CTU1
Killybegs Co. Donegal CTU1
Doolin Co. Clare CTU1
Newport Co. Mayo CTU1
Burtonport Co. Donegal CTU1
Belmullet, Co. Mayo CTU1
Rossaveal Co. Galway CTU1
Clogherhead, Co. Louth CTU2
Howth, Co. Dublin CTU2
Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford CTU2
Persons working in the seafood industry or public service
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.
This programme can also be delivered throughout Ireland in BIM’s mobile Coastal Training Units (CTU’s).
This course is delivered over 3 days.
This three-day programme covers subjects including: classroom theory in introduction and detail on radio regulations, operations and procedures for VHF radio equipment including DSC, Navtex, EPIRB’s, SART’s, Batteries, and Aerials.
Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS) Short Range Certificate issued by BIM on behalf of the Department of Transport.
On successful completion of this programme, the learner will receive a GMDSS Short-Range Certificate.
Working in the seafood industry or public service.
With this radio certificate the person can work on a vessel with VHF.
Written and practical exam.