(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has published a report showing Seafarers Statistics. The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2016 and recorded in the STCW Information System. It represents a snapshot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2016. This is the third year in respect of which such data is available. In future reports, as more data is collected, it will be possible to conduct trend analysis that should hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the maritime labour force in Europe.
The data included now in the STCW-IS shows that 174,780 masters and officers hold valid certificates of competency (CoC) issued by EU Member States while another 87,802 masters and officers hold original CoCs issued by non-EU countries with endorsements issued by EU Member States attesting their recognition (EaR).
Overall, the end of 2016 saw slightly above a quarter of a million masters and officers as potential manpower to serve on board EU Member State flagged vessels.
The five EU Member States that had more masters and officers holding CoCs issued by them in 2016 were the United Kingdom (24,375), Poland (19,518), Greece (17,048), France (14,362) and Italy (14,068). In addition, the five EU Member States that had more masters and officers holding EaRs were Malta (55,715), Cyprus (26,935), the United Kingdom (12,564), the Netherlands (11,260) and Portugal (6,594). Finally, the five non-EU countries which had more masters and officers holding their CoCs recognised by EU Member States were the Philippines (29,695), Ukraine (19,459), Russian Federation (14,395), India (6,795) and Turkey (4,874).
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