National Statistics

Seafarer statistics: 2016

Statistics on the number of seafarers active at sea in 2016.


Seafarer statistics: 2016 report

Seafarer statistics: 2016 tables

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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 2016.

In 2016:

  • the total number of UK seafarers active at sea was estimated to be 23,060
  • 10,650 certificated officers were active at sea
  • 1,670 uncertificated officers were active at sea
  • the number of UK ratings increased by 1% to 8,880
  • there were 750 new entrants under the SMarT1 scheme

The UK seafarers projections: 2016 to 2026 report makes simple projections of the supply of UK officers and ratings to 2026.

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Published 25 January 2017