Α trainee successfuIIy completing this course and passing the prescribed examination will be enabled to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment, and to have primary responsibility to 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 in order to mitigate the effects of false Distress alerts following unintentional transmission.

After completion of the course the trainee will be provided a certificate of attendance of GMDSS course as per reg. IV/2 to perform duties as General Operator of the use of GMDSS.