Global Maritime Distress Safety System Refresher Training
Level 5

Global Maritime Distress Safety System Refresher Training

GMD501 Global Maritime Distress Safety System Refresher Training

  • Course code

    GMD501

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    27 May 2019
    11 November 2019
  • Length

    3 consecutive days, 8.30am-5.00pm.
  • Fees

    Tuition: $985.00
    Student levy: $10.00
  • Credits

    3

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is the international radio safety system mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for ships at sea.

See also Global Maritime Distress and Safety System short course.

Course Purpose
The course is designed for students who have already successfully completed a full GMDSS General Operators Certificate course. This course covers the competencies of STCW 1978 as amended, A-IV/2

Course Content
Transmit and receive information using Global Maritime Distress Safety System subsystems and equipment and fulfilling the functional requirements of Global Maritime Distress Safety System
Provide radio services in emergencies

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Compile distress, urgency and safety messages using GMDSS frequencies and equipment including INMARSAT (International Maritime Satellite)
  • Compile routine messages using Global Maritime Distress Safety System frequencies and equipment including INMARSAT (International Maritime Satellite)
  • Use radio publications to research relevant radio information
  • Use: 
    - radio telex
    - Long Range Identification Tracking (LRIT)
    - Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)
    - AIS
    - emergency position-indicating radio beacons or (EPIRB)
    - search and rescue transponders (SART)

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