Maritime English Reading Test - SafeMetrix

Maritime English Reading Test

Assessment Description

Evaluate your ability to read and fully understand written Maritime English in line with the maritime industry standards.

Being able to communicate effectively in English is a critical requirement for every seafarer in the maritime industry. The ability to read and fully understand written English is vital for ensuring operational effectiveness and safety on board. The Maritime English Reading Test is designed to evaluate your English reading skills while at the same time presenting real-life scenarios tailored to the maritime industry.

The English Reading Test covers 1 of 2 tests required for the Certificate in English Language Proficiency for Ratings and Operational Level Deck Officers.

Assessment Objectives

The objectives of this test are to assess the listening and comprehension skills of a seafarer in the English language.

This assessment is designed for

Ratings and Operational Level Deck Officers in charge of navigational equipment on ships of 500 G.T. or more.


There are no prerequisites for this course; however, the content and associated terminology are tailored to the maritime industry.


Module 1: Introduction
• A short introductory video explaining what the test is and how to prepare for it

Module 2: Test
• The actual test itself consists of 3 separate parts which assess both your reading and listening abilities in the English Language
• Series of short articles presenting real-life scenarios onboard.
• The test consists of 20 questions including single-choice, true/false, and missing word question types

Course Details

Estimated duration: 30 min
Part 1/2
Test attempts: 2
Passing score: 50%
Certificate Validity: Indefinite