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We’ve been nominated! Getenergy Awards 2017

Posted: May 5, 2017





Voting for the 10th Annual Getenergy Awards is now open and GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS) and SEFtec NMCI Offshore are up for two of the accolades. You have until 12:30pm on Monday May 8th to cast your vote online at

GAC Training & Service Solutions have been shortlisted for Education Partnership 2017 and SEFtec NMCI Offshore have been shorted for Education and Training Provider of the Year.

Every vote counts so please support us and cast your vote today!


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GTSS win Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award.

Posted: July 4, 2016

GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS) is delighted to have won the Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award at the Marine Industry Awards 2016. Nineteen trophies were presented to the winners throughout the evening.



Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Maritime Development Office and Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine presented the Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award to Jim O’Byrne, General Manager of GAC Training and Service Solutions.



Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine I

This year’s ceremony was held on June 30th, in association with SeaFest, at the Radisson Blu Galway Hotel. The evening was an enormous success, celebrating the growth and development of the industry in Ireland while recognising the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.



Pictured above are; Jim O’Byrne, General Manager, Joy Gillen, Marketing Executive, and Conor Mowlds, Managing Director of GTSS at the NMCI.


To read more about all the award winner visit

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NMCI Services Capability Statement

Posted: February 15, 2016


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We are delighted to announce that we have finalised our Capability Statement which can be viewed by clicking here.  Our Capability Statement publication showcases all of our courses, facilities and capabilities here at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

The Capability Statement features information about our STCW Courses, STCW Refresher Courses, OPITO, Simulation, Port and Bespoke Courses. The brochure also includes details regarding our $100 million dollar training facility, our academic courses and Team Building.
To download your own copy today click on the following  NMCI Services Capability Statement or to view online click here.


Why not contact us for further details on upcoming courses or discuss bespoke course opportunities.

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2016 Course Schedule

Posted: December 17, 2015



We’re delighted to announce that our 2016 Course Schedule is now available to view or download by clicking on the link above. If the course you’re enquiring about isn’t on the calendar then please contact us via: / +35321 4335609.

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GMDSS (GOC) Course scheduled for January 2016

Posted: December 2, 2015


NMCI Services have scheduled a GMDSS (GOC) Course which is due to take place from January 20th – January 30th at the National Maritime College of Ireland.


General Operator’s Certificate (GOC) for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Course

This is a 10 day full time course to prepare participants for assessment leading to the award of the GMDSS GENERAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (GOC) consisting of written and practical examinations.


This course covers the training recommendations in annex 3 to the IMO Assembly resolution A. 703 (17) – Recommendation on Training of Radio Operators related to the General Operator’s Certificate (GOC).

The course is revised to meet the Radio Regulations 2012.


A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination should be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment, and to have primary responsibility to radio communications during distress-, urgency-, safety and routine incidents.

Entry standards

This course framework requires a little knowledge of maritime radio communication practice, but a working knowledge of English as a second language. Elementary computer skills are assumed in the recommended course timetable. Candidates are assumed to have basic computer skills in order to participate in the course. However additional computer skills training will be required by candidates without any basic proficiency in the use of computers.


Every person in charge of or performing radio duties on a ship that is required to participate in the GMDSS is required to hold an appropriate GMDSS certificate, which satisfies the provisions of the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ref. ITU RR Art. 47).

In addition, every candidate for certification in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW-Convention), for service on a ship which is required to have a radio installation by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS), shall not be less than 18 years of age, and have completed an approved education and training and shall meet the standard of competence specified in section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code.

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