The first in a series of five Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Radio Training Sessions will be held today for fishermen and persons involved in maritime activities across the country.
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is collaborating with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Services and the Fisheries Division, to host the sessions.
The training sessions will inform the individuals of the new GMDSS system which was implemented by the NTRC to facilitate emergency and non-emergency communications at sea and the benefits to be derived from such a system.
Participants will be trained on how to use the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System radios which have the necessary features that allow you to communicate via the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System as well as with other ships that possess the system.
The first session takes place today at the Fisheries Conference Room in Kingstown from five this afternoon.
All fishermen and persons involved in maritime activities in Kingstown and surrounding areas are kindly asked to register for the training session.
Registration forms are available at the NTRC’s Office on the 2nd Floor of the NIS building in Kingstown, SVG Coast Guard Services in Villa, and the Fisheries Division in Kingstown.