• The basics of marine radio operation. VHF Radio set controls. Routine voice procedures.’ Procedure’ words. Regulations and licensing.
  • The correct Marine VHF frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Maritime Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) procedures – demonstrated and practiced using simulators
  • Organisation and features of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)
  • Protection of the marine environment.

(Note that it isnt possible to cover every item in one weekend. The instructor will discuss requirements with you at the beginning of the course)