The VHF-RTF/DSC-EPIRB certificate is required for masters of fishing vessels sailing within 40 miles of the coast.

In order to simplify the possibility of using some GMDSS devices for the captains of fishing vessels, with the decree of 08/03/2005 of the former Ministry of Communications are established 2 new certificates that are obtained in a simpler way than the SRC, LRC, ROC or GOC:

  • MF-RTF/DSC-EPIRB is required if you intend to operate with SSB (MF) and also includes examinations for VHF-RTF/DSC-EPIRB certificate.

These certificates can be obtained in a simplified form through an examination to be carried out on board and are valid for navigation within 40 miles from the national coast or in the Adriatic Sea.