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Maritime Tests of English Language - MarTEL

This project intends to establish a set of standards by transfer of innovation from existing English language standards and maritime English model courses such as International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Standard Maritime Communication Phrases. This Project therefore is a maritime language competency assessment project for English language.Shipping is perhaps the most important of the world’s industries and one of the most dangerous. Safety of life at sea should always be of paramount importance. According to IMO, over 80% of accident and incidents at sea are due to human error. One of the main causes of accidents is due to poor standards of maritime English spoken aboard merchant vessels. The purpose of MarTEL is to remedy the situation, through the creation of an accepted standard of maritime English language and the provision of online learning facilities.
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