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The MKC has developed a separate and extensive research guide on information resources relating to Seafarers.
BIMCO / ICS Manpower Report 2015
A comprehensive assessment of global supply of and demand for seafarers. (Only the Executive Summary is available online). The MKC has the complete print edition of the document in the collection.
Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies (CMSHS)
The goals of the CMSHS are to promote, research and develop recommendations that improve safety and health for all maritime workers.
Database on reported incidents of abandonment of seafarers
This joint ILO/IMO database contains an updated list of vessels that have been reported to the International Labour Organization (ILO) as abandoned in various ports of the world by appropriate organizations. It includes information on seafarers and fishers, who have been abandoned and their current status. The coverage is limited to vessels which were reported abandoned after 1 January 2004.
European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)
Representing more than 272000 seafarers, ETF works to promote job security for national seafarers and protect the maritime skills base and local knowledge clusters.
Futurenautics 2018 Crew Connectivity Survey Report
Connectivity is an important aspect of a seafarer’s choice of employer. The 2018 Survey has 6,000 seafarer respondents from more than 30 countries.
International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF Seafarers
ITF comprises unions representing 20 million transport workers, including seafarers, from over 140 countries.
MarTID Training Practices Report
MarTID is a collaborative study, conducted by World Maritime University, New Wave Media and Marine Learning Systems, of global maritime training practice. The 2018 survey is the inaugural report.
Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Implementation
Information on implementation of MLC by country via ILO's NORMLEX information system.
Seafarer Statistics in the EU - Statistical review (2018 data STCW-IS)
The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2018 and recorded in the STCW Information System.
Seafarers International Research Centre - SIRC (University of Cardiff)
The Centre has a particular emphasis on issues of occupational health and safety. Many of SIRC's publications and reports are available to download.
Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2019
UK seafarers active at sea and non-UK seafarers qualified to work on UK registered vessels in 2019.
Seafarers' Rights International (SRI)
SRI works with top legal experts to conduct research projects and to create a bank of resources for all members of our international shipping community.