Statistical data set

Seafarer statistics: data tables (SFR)

Data about seafarers in the UK shipping industry, based on data from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the UK Chamber of Shipping.

To note for 2020 figures:

While seafarers part of the UK Shipping Industry in 2020 may have been placed on furlough due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these will still be included in Chamber of Shipping employment (CoS) figures and MCA certificate data and thus be represented as ‘active at sea’ in this data. CoS UK seafarer employment figures are stable compared to 2019, suggesting seafarers included in this data are active at sea or could be on furlough.

Seafarers active at sea (SFR01)

SFR0101: UK seafarers active at sea by type, best overall estimate (ODS, 10.1KB)

Certificated officers and trainees (SFR02)

SFR0201: UK officers, certificates held by type (ODS, 11.8KB)

SFR0202: Age, gender and departmental profile of officers (ODS, 8.25KB)

SFR0203: Seafarer certificates held by department and nationality group (ODS, 13.9KB)

SFR0204: Nationality of non-UK officers holding Certificates of Equivalent Competency (ODS, 7.16KB)

SFR0205: Nationality of non-UK officers holding Certificates of Competency (ODS, 6.81KB)

SFR0206: UK officer cadets under SMarT1 scheme (ODS, 5.47KB)

Seafarers in the UK shipping industry – Chamber of Shipping members (SFR03)

SFR0301: UK Seafarers active at sea by type, CoS member companies (ODS, 8.34KB)

SFR0302: Age, gender and departmental profile of UK seafarers active at sea, CoS member companies (ODS, 9.53KB)

SFR0303: Seafarers active at sea by department and nationality group, CoS member companies (ODS, 8.96KB)

SFR0401: Projection for the supply of UK seafarers, 2016 to 2026 (ODS, 7.26KB)

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Published 30 May 2018
Last updated 24 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Data tables updated for the seafarers in the UK industry 2020 report.

  2. Data tables updated for the Seafarers in the UK Industry 2019 report.

  3. Data table on UK officer cadets under SMarT1 scheme updated to show the latest number of SMarT trainees.

  4. Data tables updated for the seafarers in the UK industry 2018 report.

  5. First published.