Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, General Operators Certificate (GMDSS GOC) is intended to equip people who go to sea professionally and have primary responsibility for radio communications during distress incidents.
Now enrolling for our next courses:
The General Operator's Certificate of Competence (GOC) will be awarded to learners who have, successfully passed the written and practical exam.
The course will cover knowledge and use of The Maritime Mobile (Terrestrial Radio and Satellite ) Service
Detailed practical knowledge and ability to use the basic equipment of a ship station, Digital Selective Calling (DSC), ship’s Inmarsat satellite systems, Navtex, EPIRBs, SARTs , Distress, urgency and safety communication procedures in the GMDSS, Search and Rescue operation
Course entry requirements
Ability to use English language, both written and spoken, for the satisfactory exchange of communications relevant to the safety of life at sea.
The GMDSS GOC examination consists of three parts as follows:
Now enrolling for our next course which takes place from 7th September
The marine industry is one of the few areas that has not been affected by the current economic recession. Huge growth in the offshore industry is still underway and the yachting industry is not faring too bad either.
With this in mind Bow Waves are delighted to offer prospective candidates the opportunity to take an intensive 16 week course for Commercial Skipper’s accredited by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) recognised worldwide. The course is also run in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Bow Waves commercial yacht master course includes STCW'95 Basic Safety training and powerboat operations up to advanced level, upon successful completion of the course candidates will be qualified to a recognised worldwide standard that will enable them to apply for positions as Skipper, 1st Mate or Officer of the Watch on motor vessels up 200 Ton and entry level for Super Yachts.
Duration: 16 weeks fulltime
Start Date: March 2nd 2015
Cruise the west coast of Ireland. Explore some of the unspoilt bays and harbours on the Galway and Clare coastline, some of the best the west has to offer. In the evening venture ashore to enjoy the music, fun and craic that some of the destinations have to offer. Sipping a nice cool pint of Guinness as you watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.
Now is your chance to get out there and do it.
An experience of a lifetime.