This meets the requirements of section A-IV/2 of the STCW code, and the course content and instructors are accredited by the SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). This course is conducted at Grindrod Shipping Training Academy. The GMDSS course incorporates the competency requirements for the general & restricted operators certificates under the STCW code. Course attendance certificates will be issued to successful applicants.

Course Fee Information


Course fees are quoted in South African Rands, and are subject to increase without notice when circumstances or related services for costs change. Please enquire as to the correct fee at the time of the booking. All bookings made in advance will not attract additional costs. Course fees are not refundable and certifications are only issued once all course fees are paid in full. Kindly note that we do not accept cheques, only cash or electronic transfers.


Course Fee: R10150.00

Course Information


Course Dates: 9 – 20 January 2017

Course Dates: 23 Jan – 3 Feb 2017

Course Dates: 20 Feb – 3 Mar 2017

Course Dates: 20 – 31 March 2017

Course Dates: 3 – 14 April 2017

Course Dates: 8 – 19 May 2017







Duration: 3 days

All candidates to produce their ID document or Passport on day 1. All candidates must be conversant and literate in English.


Duration: 10 days


Refreshments and lunch are provided whilst on course.