Merchant Shipping

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK merchant navy (a) Ratings and (b) Officers were working at sea in 1997; and if he will ensure that the annual UK Seafarer Statistics is extended to include the relevant statistics for the period from 1997 to 2001.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Estimates of UK officers active at sea from 1997 to 2001 are shown in the table

Year

Number of UK certificated officers active at sea, assuming retirement at age 62

1997

14,300

1998

13,550

1999

13,300

2000

12,510

2001

12,300

Equivalent estimates for ratings are not available.

The figures above were previously published as part of the annual seafarer statistics series and will be added when the 2018 statistics are published.

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