You must be able to demonstrate

  • A General Knowledge of radio communications within the maritime mobile service
  • A detailed practical knowledge of the VHF radio installation and the use of equipment
  • The purpose of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) facilities
  • A knowledge of the operational procedures of the Global Maritime Distress System (GMDSS)
  • A knowledge of the practical operation of the GMDSS sub systems and equipment, (as appropriate to 'non-solas' vessels), including:
    • The Distress, Urgency and Safety communication procedures used in GMDSS.
    • The Distress, Urgency and Safety communication procedures used in radiotelephony.
    • The protection of Distress frequencies.
    • The Maritime Safety Information, (MSI), systems used in the GMDSS.
    • The Alerting and Locating signals used in the GMDSS.
  • A knowledge of the regulations, obligatory procedures and practices used in communications
  • Successfully pass theoretical and practical assessments.

TRG Manual

This manual (TRG-5 2014) is the hard copy version of this interactive material. Everything that is contained in the manual is the same as this version and vice versa.

The added advantage of the interative version is that it contains video's and questions. The same questions are in the manual with the answers at the back.

Use the manual when you don't have access to this interactive resource.

The SARROC Course can be delivered at station over six evening sessions, or two whole days.

This course can also be delivered at the regional base, Station or RNLI College over two days