What is the STCW GMDSS General Operator Certificate (GOC)?
The STCW GOC is the highest level marine radio qualification in the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System). GOC Certificate of Competence holders can operate any marine radio equipment on any vessel anywhere on the planet.
What are the prerequisites for the GMDSS GOC?
- Candidates must be fluent in the English language
- Minimum age 18
- Have learned the Phonetic Alphabet before the course