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Statistical estimates for the number of UK nationals employed as seafarers are available for years from 2002 onwards. Statistical estimates for the number of UK nationals employed as seafarers are not available for years prior to 2002. Data for 2012 are not yet available. The following table gives the number of ratings and the number of officers (certificated and uncertificated) for each of the years from 2002 to 2011.
|Number of UK nationals employed as seafarers: 2002-11|
|Officers (certificated and uncertificated)||15,200||16,800||16,400||16,200||16,000||13,900||14,200||14,500||14,300||13,300|
|Notes: 1. Statistics for ratings and uncertificated officers are based on numbers employed by members of the UK Chamber of Shipping: No adjustment has been made for UK nationals employed by companies which are not members of the UK Chamber of Shipping. 2. Statistics for Certificated Officers are based on certification data supplied by the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency). Because certificates are valid for five years from the date of validation, for the purposes of these statistics it has been assumed that officers holding certificates retire from service at sea at age 62, and that 16% of other officers with valid certificates are not actively employed at sea at any one time. 3. At any time the number employed will be larger than the number actually serving on ship because of the need to have “relief” employees to cover shore leave. Source: UK Seafarer Statistics 2011, DFT|