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Introduction to VHF Communications for Marine Terminals

Course Info

Duration 4 hours
Assessment 100% Attendance

Course Description

Learning Objectives

  • On completion of this course, the trainee shall be familiar with standard communication phrases and the way messages are communicated via VHF sets.
  • Be knowledgeable about how to set and tune his/her radio.
  • Be well familiar with what is expected of him/her during berthing of vessels.
  • Know what to do in case of an emergency.

Expected Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, the candidates will have gained the necessary knowledge on the following topics:

  1. Allocated channels within Maltese waters
  2. The GMDSS station
  3. Ship Terminology
  4. The Marine VHF – instructions on use of the portable VHF
  5. Basic Radio Language & making VHF calls to other stations
  6. Basic Radio etiquette
  7. Classes of Vessels calling to Malta Ports & Harbours
  8. Multi buoy mooring & mooring alongside
  9. Multi buoy mooring manoeuvres
  10. Procedure in Valletta & Marsaxlokk

MaritimeMT will issue a Certificate of Attendance only on the merit of full attendance.