In many countries and particularly in the West, the popularity of seafaring as a career option has been in decline. A Drewry report that was released this week highlighted that shipping will require an additional 42,500 officers by 2019. While the report’s overarching message positively observes that the persistent shortage of officer crew is receding, this is still a significant deficit and raises the longer-term question of how we attract and retain talented crews.

SSI’s CEO Alastair Fischbacher writes for the Maritime Executive on “Making Careers at Sea More Attractive” on the Day of The Seafarer, 25 June 2015.

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