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STCW – A-IV/2
GMDSS Restricted Operators Certificate (ROC). Theoretical and mainly practical training to perform the functions of the inshore communications service. Transmit and receive information using the subsystems and the SMSSM equipment. Guarantee radiocommunication services in cases of emergency.
The ROC certificate is the minimum level of maritime radio qualification required by the professional seafarer. It’s designed for mariners are going operating exclusively within GMDSS Area 1 (VHF range of a Coast Station). The GOC qualification is required for those who will be operating outside A1 areas.
It meets upon STCW A-IV/2 conditions and is the minimum requirement for MCA for Certificates of Competence.
This certificate is suitable for Master, pilots, OOW, port control operators, offshore, windfarm and workboat operators and fishermen operating in coastal waters less than 500GT STCW or 200GT MCA and holders of RYA Yachtmaster offshore.
The course is aimed to captains and officers in charge of the civilian shipwreck guards hosted by the SMSSM. It is also one of the necessary certifications for the PPER (Professional Skipper for Recreational Boats).
STCW course endorsed in Spain by the DGMM and is supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It is taught in Barcelona and Girona.
MODALITY AND DURATION
- 15 hours theoretical content.
- 25 hours practical content.
To obtain the certificate, attendance to both the theoretical and the practices is mandatory.
The certificate of competence in GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC) has a validity of 5 years, after this time has to be updated by holding a competency maintenance course (refresher).
Escola Port | Formación Profesional del Mar, certified nautical school teaches the course of GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC) in accordance with the STCW Convention.
We are required to offer the course in spanish. If your spanish is limited, we can give you course supplies in English, and our teachers can assist you in english as well, so you can follow the class.