EMSA has conducted a statistical review providing a snapshot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2014.The review is based on data registered by EU member states and recorded in EMSA’s STCW Information System (STCW IS).
The data shows that 161 419 masters and officers hold valid certificates of competency (CoC) issued by EU member states while another 86 633 masters and officers hold original CoCs issued by non-EU countries with endorsements issued by EU member states.
Overall, the end of 2014 saw almost a quarter of a million masters and officers as potential manpower to serve on board EU member state flagged vessels.
With the data to be available in the coming years it will be possible to conduct trend and comparative analysis which will be of additional value to the EU member states, the European Commission and other interested parties.
Member States started submitting the data last year in accordance with requirements set out in the amended Directive 2008/106/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers.
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