GMDSS GOC (General Radio Operator's Certificate)

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General information


The GMDSS GOC (General Radio Operator's Certificate) course has been designed to meet the requirements of the STCW Convention 1978, as amended, Table A-IV/2 for all areas. Taking the IMO Model Course 1.26 as a guideline.

Course content:

  • Sea areas, definition and equipment;
  • GMDSS equipment;
  • Radio traffic;  
  • IMO GMDSS Master plan;
  • Propagation;
  • VHF Channeling.

Those who succesfully complete this course and pass the BIPT examination should be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment and to have primary responsibility for radiocommunications during distress incidents.

Contact Person: Bie Van Deun / Mathias Smidt (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

1022 - Safety", "1041 - Navigation and seamanship


Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academia
Antwerp, Belgium



1090 EUR (including course material, certificate, lunch, coffee and water)


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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