Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) – San Diego, CA

Mariners successfully completing TRLMI’s Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) course with a passing grade of at least 75% will satisfy the GMDSS training requirements of 46 CFR 11.202(d)(ii) and Table A-IV/2 of the STCW Code, as amended. This course is required for officers who serve on vessels equipped with GMDSS equipment.

Successfully passing both the Element 1 and Element 7 FCC Examinations are required to receive the endorsement as a GMDSS operator.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment, and be able to assume primary responsibility for operation of the Distress equipment during an incident.

Subjects & Equipment Include:

  • Satellite Systems
  • Terrestrial Communications
  • Transmission and Reception of Distress Alerts and Messages
  • Maritime Safety Information
  • INMARSAT A/B/C
  • MF/HF Transceivers (Single Side Band)
  • MF/HF NBDP – Narrow Band Direct Printing Modems
  • MF/HF DSC – Digital Selective Calling Controllers
  • VHF DSC – Digital Selective
  • Calling Controllers
  • NAVTEX Receivers
  • 406 MHz EPIRBS – Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacons
  • Search & Rescue Transponders (SARTS)
  • Survival Craft Transceivers
  • Reserve Sources of Energy with Integrated Chargers
  • Antenna Systems (terrestrial and satellite)
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