GMDSS GOCCourse Title

Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)
General Operator’s Certificate

Course duration and timing

72 hours + examination


  • Certification UK MCA
  • Attendance Certificate TEMA SAFETY & TRAINING srl

Learning outcomes

Acquire the knowledge and skills to the proper use of terrestrial and satellite communication systems. This course is for seafarers that need a GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC) in compliance with international standards of reference.

Target Group for the Course

Human resources involved in maritime operations in particular people that use high-tech GMDSS systems (Officers and Masters).

Rules and standards

  • The Radio Regulations and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended in 1988
  • Chapter IV of the Annexe to the STCW Convention as amended in 1995
  • Section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code
  • The Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1992
  • The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 1997
  • Merchant Navy Training Board

Course pre-requisites

Being 18 years old and satisfying the standards of competence described in the STCW’95 Code Table A – IV/2

Services included

  • Teaching material for tests and practicals
  • Lunch
  • Insurance coverage
  • Shuttle service to / from Taranto railway station / TST