2 Gilloch Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 4DN
Tel: +44 (0)1387 26 23 29,
WebMaster: Ian Waugh


About Us

CAA Radio Op’

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The lead trainer is Ian Waugh - author of
The Mariner’s Guide to Marine Communications’
published by The Nautical Institute.
The Guide’ is designed to help mariners get the best from
their radio and satellite communications equipment.

When you get your copy of the ‘Guide’ (2nd edition) you’ll need to make some updates/changes using the erratum
(download using this link).

Ian is an examiner in the UK GMDSS examination system
(all levels); and also for the CAA Radio Operator Certificate of Competence (ROCC) (Offshore Communication Service) - for Radio Operators; Helicopter Landing Officers (HLO) and Helideck Assistant (HDA) onboard ‘superyachts’ and other vessels, rigs & platforms.

We provide a GMDSS/CAA training/examination service
for individual customers at your own premises - or onboard
your vessel, craft or offshore installation.

For example - we run a regular programme of GMDSS courses
for mariners, including professional yachtsmen, at D&B Services,
Antibes (France) and VMB Yachts in Viareggio, Italy.
Contact details for course dates and prices being:

D&B Services, 3 Blvd d’Aguillon, Antibes, France
Tel +33 493 34 09 67
or email info@dandbservices.com

Italy, by VMB Yachts (courses offered at venues in Tuscany and elsewhere) - email Vieri for course dates and prices:

AMERC-approved GMDSS training courses derived from the GMDSS4all material is also run at

Red Ensign Training, Isle of Wight, England/UK

If you operate a training centre in the UK or overseas, or have
a need for GMDSS/CAA training/examinations at your office -
or onboard your vessel/offshore installation - get in touch!

Ian is the current Editor of AMERC News - the newsletter of the Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges - you can download copies of the Newsletter here