The Manila amendments to the STCW came into force in January 2012. These amendments require reliable and transparent evidence of the Maritime English communicative competency level of all seafarers. Ship owners are currently under great pressure to ensure that "...at all times on board ships there shall be effective oral communication" and also that their crews hold appropriate certificates demonstrating their competencies. Built on a successful test of Aviation English and developed with Plymouth University, IMETS is a Maritime English proficiency testing and certification solution.
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