Which GMDSS (FCC, or both FCC and USCG) is required for a 1600 ton license?
I hear some people claim that the two week USCG approved courses are only required for upper level licenses, and that the FCC GMDSS license is all that is required for a 1600 ton license. I hear other people claim that the two week USCG course is required for any license over 300 tons. It appears to me that both the FCC and USCG GMDSS are required for a 1600 ton license.
Which is it? Just the FCC license? Or both the FCC license and the two week USCG approved course?
Which schools are recommended for the GDMSS course, in terms of quality of facilities and instruction; frequently scheduled courses with seats usually available; cost, and being in a pleasant place to live for two weeks while in school?