AMERC General Operators Certificate


2 weeks


26 Aug 2024




  • Maritime
  • Maritime


  • Scottish Maritime Academy

Why take this course?

This certificate is held by Masters, Deck Officers or other shipboard personnel who perform radio communication duties on ships fitted with GMDSS equipment.

This course provides detailed practical knowledge of the operation of all GMDSS sub-systems and equipment. You will gain the ability to send and receive correctly by radiotelephone and narrow band direct printing (telex).

What you will experience

This is a mixture of theory and practical application as part of the GMDSS examinations.

  • Safety of life at sea (SOLAS) – General Radio regulations; Distress communications and log-keeping
  • Practical operation of:
    • MF/HF terrestrial transceiver;
    • VHF transceiver;
    • Navtex;
    • HF MF/VHF/DSC equipment;
    • Inmarsat C System;
    • Inmarsat F77 Systems;
    • SART and EPIRB