Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) (GMDSS)

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Length 10 Days
Approval Bahamas Maritime Authority
Training Method Lecture and Practical Demonstration
Simulation MITAGS uses GMDSS simulation.
Equipment MITAGS uses a GMDSS Simulator. PMI uses 3 live A3 consoles: SEA & Furuno equipment.
Pre-requisite None
Individual Course No
Part of Program No

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-210) is required by persons assigned to operate GMDSS equipment onboard STCW mandatory vessels. This course provides professional mariners with a complete understanding of GMDSS theory and equipment. The MITAGS-PMI Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Course is designed to provide mariners with a comprehensive overview of radio and satellite communications as well as the proper and legal operation of marine radio communication equipment. Additionally, it provides specific information on the use of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and emergency communications and operations in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard and IMO requirements.

This course satisfies the following STCW and CFR training requirements;

Important Note: MITAGS-PMI GMDSS students should download the test pool (GMDSS-GOC-EL7-Oct-2012 on the right side of this page) prior to attending. This is a 100 page, 100 question exam with six questions on every page. DO NOT download GMDSS-ROC-EL7R-Oct-2012.

Note: The PMI GMDSS Course runs from Monday through Friday on both academic and lab weeks. Additional lab time will be offered on the Saturday or Sunday between the two weeks.

Note: The MITAGS GMDSS Course runs from Monday through Saturday on Week 1, and Monday through Thursday on Week 2.

Prerequisites- None.

Suggested Courses/Skills- None.


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