The statistical review presented in this report by EMSA, is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2015 and recorded in the STCW Information system.
It represents a snap-shot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2015. This is the second year in respect of which such data is available. As more data is collected in the coming years, this will make possible trend analysis that should hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the maritime labour force in Europe.
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