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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an international system which uses terrestrial and satellite technology, and shipboard communication, for alerting shore-based rescue authorities and other ships in the event of marine distress. This course supports international standards of training on GMDSS (IMO Model Course, Number 1.25), providing knowledge required for the effective use of GMDSS equipment. It will also prepare users for certification at a recognised nautical college where use of specific equipment must be demonstrated, or alternatively, it can be used as a refresher course for experienced officers.

Target audience: this course is intended for all deck officers who may be required to use GMDSS. 

Regulations addressed: STCW Section B-IV/2 and the GMDSS Manual, 2011 Edition

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