Ability to Use English Language, Both Written And Spoken, for the Satisfactory Exchange of Communications Relevant To the Safety Of Life at Sea

 

USE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SIGNALS AND THE IMO STANDARD MARINE NAVIGATIONAL VOCABULARY/SEASPEAK REFERENCE MANUAL.

Knowing how to operate GMDSS equipment is of little use if efficient radio communications cannot be established. The most widely used language for ship-shore-ship communication is English and proficiency both in written and spoken English is a basic necessity.

The IMO Standard Marine Navigational Vocabulary contains useful information for the Navigator on all aspects of Radiotelephony communication, including the following ‘Message Markers’:-

QUESTION Indicates the following ...

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