It is imperative that candidates for the GMDSS GOC are aware of the documents on board and their uses.
A Radio Log is carried on board and must be kept up-to-date.
The Radio Log shall contain:-
a) a summary of communications relating to Distress, Urgency, and Safety traffic;
b) a reference to important service incidents (eg. MSI);
c) if the ship's rules permit, the ship's position at least daily; and
d) the time at which the above occurred.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE REGULATIONS AND AGREEMENTS GOVERNING THE MARITIME MOBILE SERVICE AND THE MARITIME MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICE.
Knowledge of the above-mentioned Regulations and Agreements is necessary ...