The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an international system which uses terrestrial and satellite technology and ship-board communication equipment for alerting shore base rescue authorities and other ships in the immediate vicinity in the vent of a marine distress. It is therefore essential that the relevant officers on board are familiar with its capabilities and know how to use it in an emergency.
Content Of The Course
– Organize search and rescue radio communication, including procedures described in IMO IAMSAR guidebook; .
– Eliminate possibility of sending false distress message and procedure how to cancel false distress message; .
– Know ship reporting systems; .
– Know radio consultancy in medical emergency; .
– Know preventive actions to ship and ship’s crew safety with relation to danger connected to radio equipment including danger from electrical and non-ionizing radiation; .
– Apply International Code of Signals and Standard Maritime Communication Phrases ( SMCP ); .
– Know oral and writing English language, to be able effectively exchange information, which is important for safety of life at sea; .
– Ensure radio operations in following emergency situations; .
– Abandoning of ship; .
– Fire on board; .
– Action in partly or complete damage to ships radio equipment; .
– Know how to work with GMDSS equipment; .
The training will be a theoretical lesson. .
A Certificate of Completion is given to each candidate who fulfills the Course. .