TITLE

UK Seafarers Decline

PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the findings of a research study, co-authored by David Glen and James McConville, which found out that the number of people earning their living as sailors in Great Britain is continuing to decline due to inadequate recruitment, which fails to exceed retirement rates. The study showed that, as of September 2000, there are 28,085 active sailors, of which nine percent are shore-based officers. In total, 15,897 are officers, 11,409 ratings and 779 cadets. With 71 percent of the officers aged between 40 and 65, cadet entry needs to increase nearly threefold over today's figures just to maintain the status quo. The average age of ratings is 43 years, but more evenly distributed, with 15 percent female, mostly in the hotel and catering sectors. The report's analysis is based on the five-yearly requirements for certification and revalidation.
ACCESSION #
11646804

 

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