EMSA published its review on Seafarers statistics in the EU for 2017, based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway until 31 December 2017 and recorded in the STCW Information system.
The number of the active Indian seafarers has increased by 45% in the last years; The seafarers are those that are of Indian nationality employed by Indian or foreign vessels. The number has increased by 143,940 in 2016 to 208,799 in 2018.
Increasing the number of seafarers by boosting job potential will be one of the priority areas for the Indian Ministry of Shipping, said Minister Mansukhlal Mandaviya while speaking to local media, Tuesday. India is now one of the top suppliers for seafarers worldwide.
The number of Indian seafarers employed on Indian or foreign flag vessels saw an unprecedented growth of 35% last year, according to data provided by the Indian Ministry of Shipping. The figure rose from 154,349 in 2017 to 208,799 in 2018.
EMSA issued a review of Seafarer Statistics in the EU, based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2016 and recorded in the STCW Information system. The data included in the report show that 174,780 masters and officers have valid certificates of competency.
An estimated 23,760 UK seafarers were active at sea in 2017, with overall numbers being broadly stable in recent years, according to recently released figures by UK MCA. In 2017, a total of 88,000 seafarers of all nationalities were estimated to be active at sea working for companies within membership of the UK Chamber of Shipping, and a fifth of these were UK nationals.
Seafarers UK charity has published a new infographic illustrating the UK’s reliance on seafarers. The poster reveals, among other, that approximately 120,000 people from the UK work at sea and that many of them work at sea for more than nine months every year.
EMSA issued a review of Seafarer Statistics in the EU, based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2015 and recorded in the STCW Information system.
According to a survey conducted by ELSTAT, the total number of enlisted Greek seamen increased by 2.8%, in 2016 compared with 2015. The number of Greek seamen enlisted on ships under Greek flag increased by 2.5% and on ships under the foreign flag contracted with NAT by 5.8%.
A UK Seafarer Projections study suggests that in order to avoid the shortfall the annual intake of UK officer trainees would need to more than double. UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Guy Platten has responded to the publication of the Department for Transport Seafarer Projections Review by calling on government to back its SMarT Plus proposal.
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