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Estimates for the number of UK seafarers active at sea, including demographic analysis. The release covers some statistics on non UK seafarers who are qualified to work on UK registered vessels. Updated annually and reflect numbers as at the end of June 2015.
the total number of UK seafarers active at sea was estimated to be 23,380, an increase of 2% compared to 2014
there were 10,930 certificated officers active at sea, a similar level to 2014, while the number of uncertificated officers increased by 4%, to 1,710
the number of UK ratings increased by 5% (compared to 2014) to 8,830, the first increase since 2011
there were 820 new entrants under the SMarT1 scheme, a 4% increase on the previous year
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