Ambon Fisheries Education and Training Center
Safe navigation and efficient ship operation has been, is and will always be a challenge as long as we have ships sailing the seas. This counts in particular for busy and restricted waters like Singapore and Japan, which are well known to create confusion on the part of navigators entering the area due to radio communication procedures. The challenge of overcoming such radio communication confusions might cause sea mishap, thereby thorough theoretical education, correct attitude and very much practical training is a must. The purposes of this paper briefly discuss the simulation process, assessment and evaluation of a typical GMDSS training. GMDSS Simulator in some institutions belong to Agency for Marine and Fisheries Human Resources Development have been a major asset in attaining the goals and objectives stipulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), of course to mention also all of the competitive lecturer/instructor/instructors of those institutions. During GMDSS training, the participants or students had feel experience a lot from simulator and practice it based on what they had known from the theory. With the GMDSS Simulator, they are able to communicate with each other using the VHF, VHF-DSC, MF/HF, MF/HF-DSC, NBDP and other radio apparatus. In addition, this paper will also discuss some of the equipments under GMDSS and it’s functions.