[QUOTE=Mr 100-ton;13885]Thanks for the reply, but i think you might have missed the question
Why is-it that the US certificate for the STCW GMDSS NOT accepted on a foreign flagged vessel (red Flag)over 200 tons in international water?
and is there a school in the US that the GMDSS course certificate is valid on the red flag vessels???
I plan on studying in advance for this course, thanks for the input[/QUOTE]
Ah, sorry Mr. 100. Got your gist now. The reason that the US GMDSS isn’t accepted on the red flags is that the US course material oversight is by the FCC (the USCG is still technically in charge of course oversight, but doesn’t really have anything to do with the FCC CFRs/question bank in the course).
MPTUSA in Ft. Lauderdale has an MCA approved GMDSS course. www.mptusa.com