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Ex-seafarers shore-based employment: the current UK situation

By S.J. Pettit, B.M. Gardner, P.B. Marlow, M.M. Naim and R. Nair

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The decline of the British shipping industry has had a significant impact on those sectors of the UK economy which have traditionally relied on ex-seafarers as a source of skilled labour. An in-depth study of the impacts of this problem was undertaken in 2003 to consider the implications of developments which have taken place in the industry since 1996. The UK economy's requirement for people with seafaring experience to fill land-based jobs was assessed, together with the implications of any shortfall. This paper considers the demand aspects of changes which have occurred since 1996.UK seafarers Demand Land-based jobs Maritime skills base

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