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VHF Induction

Basic familiarization course on VHF communication training


Learning Objectives

  1. On completion of this course the trainee shall be familiar with standard communication phrases and the way messages are communicated via VHF sets.
  2. Be knowledgeable about how to set and tune his own radio.
  3. Be well familiar with what is expected from him during berthing of vessels.
  4. 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 in 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 Oil Tankers calling the various Oil Terminals in Malta
  8. Mooring of tankers: multi buoy mooring & mooring alongside
  9. Multi buoy mooring manoeuvres
  10. Procedure in Valletta & Marsaxlokk

Enrolment Standards

  • No enrolment pre-requisites apply for this training.

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