Global Maritime Distress Safety System at EMTI - General Operator’s Certificate (GOC) for GMDSS at Elkins Marine Training International Nigeria (Our GMDSS training in Africa/Nigeria) 

This course is designed to provide delegates with the level of knowledge needed to be competent in the use of VHF/HF/MF radiotelephony, telex, satellite procedures, and equipment used commercially in the GMDSS. All GMDSS equipment is used at Elkins Marine.

Come and join a real SAR experience conducted by experienced professionals. Simulated scenarios and real equipment at EMTI.

• To safely operate marine radio equipment in sea area – 1- 3, as recommended in Annex 3 to IMO Assembly Resolution A. 7.03 (17)
• To efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment and to have primary responsibility for radio communication during distress incidents
• Safe guards against accidental/ unintentional transmission of false distress alert / procedures to use in order to mitigate the effect of false distress alerts following unintentional transmission.
This course is revised to meet the Radio Regulations 2012
This course covers the mandatory training requirements for the General Operator’s Certificate for GMDSS Radio Personnel. It is based on the provisions of section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code and derived from IMO Model Course 1.25. The course is approved by the US Coast Guard & NIMASA. Successful completion leads to the award of a US Coastguard Certificate of Completion (Proof of Passing Certificate).

For Nigerians. A license is issued under NIMASA.

GMDSS at Elkins Marine Nigeria is booked to full capacity every month so book your space quickly to avoid missing out. At times we do have a waiting list to join classes.

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​IMO standard.

APPROVALS: US Coastguard (International)

International Certificates directly from US CG.

Prerequisites: Basic computer Knowledge. 

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Full price includes accommodation and feed.
1995 dollars - Gold package (Companies)

From $700 USD (Companies) Standard

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(Individuals): (Start from 1. $700

2. $1295

3. $1900

4. $2900

Most popular: $1295 with Accommodation/Feed (discount on other courses) ***Accommodation/Feed offer is for Owerri only.


1. GOC & FCC 10 days 

2. ROC 3-5 Days

Identification card and passport
2 passport photographs
Minimum age: 18 years old

100% attendance
Theory and Practical examinations and assessment.
Simulator from \Wartsila (TRANSAS).

Approval: US Coastguard (International)
Simulator: Wartsila (Transas) TGS 5000 - DNV Approved.

Basic computer Knowledge. Basic knowledge of phonetic alphabet. 

Only book training directly with Elkins Marine via 08033034202 or 07066823373 | or
Report if anyone that is not working with Elkins attempts to book or take payment from you.