How many percent of seafarers are Filipino?
Of these 1.6 million workers, about 230,000 of them – about 14.4 percent – are from the Philippines, making them the largest group (closely followed by seafarers from India) among the world’s maritime workforce.
What are the challenges faced by the Filipino seafarers on board?
Mostly of the seafarer have 0 to 10 years of service in industry experience challenges onboard. The result describe that the common challenge onboard is homesickness followed by fatigue, family issues, discrimination, bad communication onboard and poor relationship in work place.
How many Filipino seafarers are there in 2020?
According to Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) figures published by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) of the Philippines the total number of seafarers deployed overseas from the country dropped 54% in 2020 to 217,223, compared 469,996 in 2019.
How many Indian seafarers are there?
At least 240,000 Indians work as commercial seafarers, out of a global workforce of around 1.7 million people crewing 50,000 or so cargo ships. The surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India this year has hit the livelihoods of these workers hard.
How many Chinese seafarers are there?
At the end of 2020 there were some 17,175 newly registered seafarers serving on international vessels bringing the total to 122,034 according to China Maritime Safety Administration. These seafarers and owners were served by 250 crewing agencies.
What are the common problems of seafarers?
Long months of separation from the family, monotony, lack of quality rest, diminishing social skills, physical changes (temperature differences, seasickness) – ir all affects the lives of the seafarers.
What living conditions did seafarers encounter during a voyage?
Seamen were often cold and wet, rats carried disease, and a poor diet not only caused malnutrition, but specific illnesses such as scurvy – caused by a lack of vitamin C in the diet. As well as injury from shipboard accidents, there was risk of death or maiming in times of battle.