1770 | Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)


Price: $1,600.00
Course Number: 1770
Course Length: 70 hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 8

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Course Description
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Any applicant who successfully completes our Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) (MIDATL-210) course will satisfy the  GMDSS training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xv); 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(ix); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(ix); 46 CFR 315(a)(3)(vi); and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(ix).

This Global Maritime Distress Safety System course is required for officers who serve on vessels equipped with GMDSS equipment. It is divided into one theory week and one practical week. Subjects include: satellite systems, terrestrial communications, transmission and reception of distress alerts and messages, maritime safety information.

A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination will be enabled to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment, and to have primary responsibility of radio communications during Distress incidents. Given the severe problems being experienced in the GMDSS as a result of the large number of false Distress alerts that sometimes occur, training will also be provided in techniques to avoid the unintentional transmission of false Distress alerts and the procedures to use to mitigate the effects of false Distress alerts following unintentional transmission.

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Recommended Study Material:

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Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.
Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.