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- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (an internationally agreed-upon set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and make it easier to rescue distressed ships, boats and aircraft).
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There was a GMDSS, or Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, which gave us continuous weather updates, a small electronic station, which replaced the traditional radio operator, and a computer.
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System or GMDSS is the most accurate and reliable communication equipment available today.
Made worse by the lack of GMDSS was that some of the vessels like the ill-fated M/V Princess of the Stars do not have weather satellite of their own.
In 1998, the Philippines acquired 19 units of GMDSS at a cost of 1 billion pesos.
This after local media found out that the agency is still using the age-old two-way radio; 1VHF and 1 SSB or Single Side Band radios, which is no longer suitable to the current standard of GMDSS being used by countries from around the world.
ARPA and GMDSS, steering and full mission engine room simulator.
The Institute prides itself in providing an international teaching faculty with years of experience in training and at sea backed by the latest technology as teaching aids, such as full mission ship handling simulator, ECDIS, ARPA and GMDSS, steering and full mission engine room simulator.