Based on IMO Model Course 1.26
This course covers the training recommendations in Annex 3 to the IMO Assembly resolution A. 703 (17) – Recommendation on Training of Radio Operators related to the Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC).
The course was revised to meet the Radio Regulations 2012.
A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination should be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment, and to have primary responsibility to radio communications during distress, urgency, safety and routine incidents. Given the number of severe problems being experienced in the GMDSS resulting from the large amount of false distress alerts that sometimes occur, training will also be provided in techniques to avoid the unintentional transmission of false distress alerts. Furthermore, the course will also focus on the procedures to use in order to mitigate the effects of false distress alerts following unintentional transmission.