Duration 17 Days

Candidates holding a

  • Certificate of Competency (COC)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • 10+2 with Maths, Physics
Course Intake
  • 24 candidates
Course Schedule
  • JUN 2017 – JAN 2018

(The schedule is subject to change. Please confirm with us before enrolling for the course)

Documents Required

In Original: for verification by Examining body / IMC
  • C.O.C (for certified officers)
  • C.O.P (for Radio Officers)
  • Plus 2 Certificate/Marksheet (for Cadets)
  • Recent Photograph - 5 nos of specific size of 3cm width x 4cm length. (scanned photo not acceptable).
  • Copy of Passport - 2 Sets
  • Copy of CDC - 2 Sets
Attested Copies: by Gazetted officer with seal in english
  • 2 nos COC (or) 2 nos COP (or) 2 nos Plus 2 Certificate/Mark sheet (Front and Back side).
  • 2 nos Copy of Passport (First page & last page) (or) Birth Certificate (issued by municipal corporation office).

Course Schedule

Course Dates Exam Dates
03 JUL – 16 JUL 17 JUL – 21 JUL
07 AUG – 19 AUG 21 AUG – 25 AUG
04 SEP – 16 SEP 18 SEP – 22 SEP
09 OCT – 21 OCT 23 OCT – 27 OCT
06 NOV – 18 NOV 20 NOV – 24 NOV
04 DEC – 16 DEC 18 DEC – 22 DEC

Course Description

  • The GMDSS course is in accordance with IMO Model Course 1.25
  • It is designed to meet the requirements of the mandatory Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) qualifications in accordance with IMO resolution A-703 (17) Training of Radio Operators related to the General Operators Certificate (GOC) along with requirements of the Govt. awarding bodies procedures.
  • The course is jointly approved by the Directorate General of Shipping [Approval No. TR/A/37/2015] and the Wireless Planning and Co-ordination (WPC) wing of the Ministry of Communications and IT (Approval Letter no. L-14036/01/2009-COP/2162).

Aims & Objectives

The objective of the GMDSS Course is to educate ships' officers and industry personnel on the complexities of GMDSS. Emphasis is placed on the requirements, regulations, equipment, principles, and hands-on operating procedures of each GMDSS subsystem.

Upon completion of the course the learner will be able to understand :

  • The basic principles of GMDSS, including the GMDSS Master plan
  • The operational requirements of GMDSS
  • The basic principles of Radio propagation
  • The operations of a wide range of Radiotelephony & other GMDSS equipments
  • Commercial working & R/T log-keeping including SOLAS communications
  • The details of Distress, Urgency & Safety procedures and Radio Regulations
  • Front line maintenance of GMDSS equipments, aerials and batteries.

The GMDSS course is run over two weeks (12 days tuition plus 5 days exams) during which practical hands-on experience together with intensive tutoring by experienced and friendly faculty will enable the student to approach the Govt. Exams with the required degree of confidence.

Exam Pattern

The GMDS Exam comprises of two parts

Part I

Written Examination

  • Technical Theory, Radio Regulations and SOLAS

On successful completion of Part I the candidate is eligible to appear for Part II exams.

Part II

Log-Keeping, Practical, Orals

  • Commercial Working (Log keeping)
  • VHF Transceiver & MF/HF Transceiver
  • Safety equipments ( VHF DSC, MF/HF DSC, NAVTEX, EPIRB, SART & GMDSS Survival Craft Walkie-talkies)
  • Simulator Exercises (SAT-B, SAT-C, FLEET-77)

The Part II results are announced on the last day of the exam and Provisional Certificate is issued by Ministry of Communication on the same day.

The Simulator

IMC uses the MARCOM GMDSS Simulator, which is built in-house and is type-approved by DNV for conduct of the GMDSS course as per IMO Model course 1.25. The simulator at IMC consists of 24 own ship stations each consisting of the following modules :

  • MF/HF with DSC - Sailor
  • VHF with DSC - Sailor
  • INMARSAT-C - Sailor with Capsat
  • INMARSAT-B - Sailor
  • Fleet 77 - Thrane & Thrane
  • AIS - Nauticast
  • Navtex Receiver - Samyung
  • EPIRB - Jotron
  • SART with RADAR - Jotron
  • GMDSS Walkie-talkie - Sailor
  • NBDP Telex
  • Battery Charger Panel

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