GMDSS Renewal procedure

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GMDSS Renewal procedure


Please check GMDSS GOC renewal procedure for latest procedure. Below procedure is outdated !
Before writing about GMDSS renewal procedure, please note you can apply for GMDSS renewal prior 3 months of GMDSS GOC expiry only ! I missed out on this information and had to cancel the demand draft which I made some 6 months prior GOC expiry.

I will try to detail how I did my GMDSS renewal with reference to the concerned government website  (full of old details though). I have followed this post with GMDSS Endorsement procedure.

Also remember by completing your profile you will get alerts before expiry of your Personal documents, as well as renewal procedures like these ! Our STCW 2010 sea-time calculator will also guide you about STCW 2010 Courses required to be done and Seatime required for next Maritime Examination.

WPC website does give you an old list of documents, under category number 7) GMDSS (GOC)-Renewal which you can download from here [doc].

List of copy of documents / printout I sent for GMDSS renewal are

  1. Copy of COC (or) COP duly attested by gazetted officer
  2. Copy of GMDSS GOC duly attested by gazetted officer
  3. Copy of CDC OR Proof of experience of not less than 6 months within 5 years immediately preceding the date of expiry of a license duly attested by gazetted officer
  4. Application Form - COP 23
  5. Demand Draft of INR One thousand (1000/-)
  6. On line registration acknowledgement slip
Note if you have not sailed 6 months in last 5 years then you can do complete GMDSS COURSE in Kolkata / Mumbai / Delhi / Chennai , clear GMDSS examination [pdf] and get your GMDSS GOC renewed.

While the fees is of 1000 INR, however if your GMDSS has already exired you need to pay extra, minimum being 250 INR (So total being 1250 INR). [q]In case the holder of the license does not apply for renewal prior to the date of expiy of license as under sub-rule (2) of rule 8, he may apply for the renewal of license within a period of two years after the date of expiry of the license on payment of additional fee at the rate of two percent of the renewal fee payable per month subject to a minimum of two hundred and fifty rupees (Rs.250/-)  and if the delay in renewal is more than twelve months, then, the additional fees under this rule shall be compounded annually subject to condition that in such cases the license shall be renewed for a period of five years from the date of expiry of the license.GMDSS GOC Renewal

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Please check GMDSS GOC renewal procedure for latest procedure. Below procedure is outdated !
Before going for GMDSS renewal online registration, please get a Bank demand draft from STATE BANK OF INDIA in favour of PAO (HQ), DOT payable at NEW DELHI. Some SBI ask for PAN CARD copy while making the DD, please do take PAN Card copy, to avoid end moment surprise !

Indian Maritime College did a brilliant tutorial detailing step by step procedure for doing GMDSS renewal online registration, hence I will not repeat it. However like DG Shipping profile registration has its own set of e-Samudra problems, GMDSS online registration too has few problems as detailed below

  1. GMDSS renewal online registration works with Internet Explorer
    GMDSS renewal online registration works only with Internet Explorer version lower than 10 (read 6, 7, 8 and 9). You can do what we mentioned in e-Samudra IE Problem or use compatibility mode by<ol class="clist" type="a]
  2. Press F12 to open Developer toolbar
  3. Click EMULATION
  4. Under Mode >> Document Mode change it to 8 or 9.
I found the issue after selecting the State of my residence. In newer Internet Explorer, City dropdown was not opening. It worked perfectly after I changed Document mode view to 9.
  • Options do not appear as shown in tutorial
    I followed registration tutorial link by IMC, but the side tab options after login was not the same as shown in the images. I simply logged out and login again and it worked perfectly as described.
  • GMDSS GOC detail may show wrong data
    After filling and searching my GMDSS GOC data, the returned details showed my name incorrectly, if some of your details are incorrect in the GOC data, never mind, remember you did not fill it, it was done by WPC guys.
    If you have applied for GMDSS renewal before, your online registration may show "under process". Please take a screen shot of the error and send the documents. Thanks to Joseph Tharakan for the solution at GMDSS GOC renewal issue.
  • On completion of GMDSS Renewal online registration you will be shown 2 options Receipt and Form. I kept the receipt for reference and took printout of the generated form and and sent it with my filled GMDSS renewal form.  GMDSS Renewal online registration

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    Please check GMDSS GOC renewal procedure for latest procedure. Below procedure is outdated !
    Surprisingly GMDSS renewal form (COP 23) in WPC website was an old version(doc). New form could be found at Indian Maritime College website and they have given pictorial instructions of filling same. You can also download my filled GMDSS form for reference. GMDSS Renewal form filled (zip) [674.27 KB]New form from IMC (doc)guideline for GMDSS renewal (pdf)
    One thing to note while filling GMDSS renewal form is under 6. Nature of duties performed (See para 'G' on page 4). Form doesn't have para 'G' and I filled "Maritime Mobile Service" under that section.
    WPC also wants GMDSS renewal form (COP 23) to be attested by gazetted officer.

    Thanks to Gaurang Doshi, who replied that WPC wants your GMDSS GOC details under section 5 for cert of competency number. When I applied I entered My COC details however it seems like WPC may have changed details !

    Once done, all above mentioned documents along with DD to be sent by Speed post to
    The Assistant Wireless Adviser to the Govt. of India,
    Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing,
    COP Section,
    Department of Telecom,
    619, Sanchar Bhawan,
    20, Ashoka Road,
    New Delhi - 110001
    Interested Mariners can please check GMDSS Endorsement Procedure too !
    GMDSS Renewal form

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