To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Departments report entitled UK Seafarer Projections: 2016 to 2026, published 25 January 2017, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the covid-19 pandemic on that report's estimates.
The Department remains committed to future proofing seafarer training and growing the UKs seafaring population. A Cadet review was published in June 2021 and is currently in implementation phase. A Ratings Review is currently underway. Both reviews have been led by the Maritime Skills Commission.