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  • A Global Industry Communicating in English Shipping carries up to 90% of world trade. The world fleet consists of over 100,000 ships and a total fleet tonnage approaching 1 billion gross tonnes (2010) The worldwide population of seafarers serving on internationally trading merchant ships is estimated to be around 466,000 officers and 721,000 ratings Shipping has never been more international, with up to 50 nationalities working on one ship alone at times. Maritime English is the official language of the sea as declared by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

  •  What is Maritime English?

    1. The language used to communicate in all maritime-specific situations

    ? on-board ? ship to ship ? ship to shore

    2. It includes maritime-specific terminology ? navigation, on-board operations, roles and responsibilities, health and safety, emergencies

    3. English which has been simplified for use by seafarers of all nationalities

    4. Maritime English has been codified by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP)

    5. General English language skills need to be good enough to combine with SMCP to achieve consistent and clear communication at sea


  • Maritime English as Critical Communication Clear, precise English is vital for
  • ? Health, safety, and security on-board, to ensure the well-being of all those on the ship
  • ? Communication with shore-side authorities - vessel traffic services, port authorities, cargo, customs, and other personnel
  • ? Handling emergency situations often between different nationalities in very challenging circumstances
  • ? Customer service on Cruise and Passenger carrying ships, maintaining excellent standards of customer service and customer experience