GMDSS Examination Center (GMDSS-EC)
Coordination was initiated with the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information to approve the curricula of the International Maritime Organization to obtain the GMDSS Certificate, in order to solve a major problem for deck officers who used to travel abroad to obtain this certificate.
In 2002, the Academy in coordination with the Ministry of Transport did succeed in having the regulating ministerial decree issued by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information.
As a result, GMDSS-GOC Licenses Examinations are conducting in the AAST&MT using real equipments for applying the requirements of the GMDSS at the Arab and international levels for deck officers and masters in conjunction with and under the supervision of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) according to the ministerial decrees (No. 186/2002 & 259/2003) issued by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information in order to meet the international dispositions, regulations and conventions of the ITU, IMO and STCW convention as amended.
Since 2002 to date more than (1300) GOC licenses, have been issued, for deck officers and masters from different nationalities %5BEgyptian, Syrian, Lebanese, Sudanese, Jordanian, Yemeni, Libyan and Saudi%5D which increased their employment chances at the international level.
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