EMSA Publishes 2018 EU Seafarer Statistics

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  • EMSA has published a statistical review report based on data extracted.
  • The data is extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by the EU Member States.
  • The information has been recorded in the STCW Information System.
  • It represents a snapshot of the EU seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2018.
  • Total of 209,192 masters and officers held valid certificates of competency (CoC) issued by EU member states.
  • 106,334 masters and officers held original CoCs issued by non-EU countries.

The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by the EU Member States until 31 December 2018 and recorded in the STCW Information System, says a press release published by European Maritime Safety Agency.

Snapshot of the European seafarers

It represents a snapshot of the European labor market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2018.

The main beneficiaries of this fifth statistical review are the EU Member States, EFTA countries and the European Commission for policy-making purposes. Shipowners, ship operators, crew managers, and ship managers may continue to derive added value in terms of knowing the magnitude of manpower available in the EU to crew their vessels.

Distribution of masters and officers as registered by EU members states
Distribution by department
Distribution of masters and deck officers holding valid CoCs by deck capacity

Useful for maritime education and training

The information provided in this review is also intended to be useful to maritime education and training institutions in the EU and elsewhere and could facilitate estimating market needs for their services. Researchers may also be interested in some of the statistical outputs, as well as seafarers and the organizations that represent them.

Gender distribution of masters and officers holding valid CoCs
Age distribution of masters and officers holding valid CoCs
Age profile of masters and officers holding valid CoCs

You can read more about the report from here.

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Source: European Maritime Safety Agency

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