Life Would Have Been a Thousand Times Simpler if I Were Not a Seafarer: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Skills Retention in the British Shipping Industry

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Abstract

This chapter examines skills retention in the British shipping industry. In doing so, the chapter explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on seafarers as individuals and the potential for serious repercussions of such impact for the UK seafaring industry as a whole. The findings indicate a clear need for a coordinated effort from the key stakeholders, including national government and shipping companies, to work together to support the seafaring labour force. Providing sufficient support has the potential to mitigate the risk of increasing numbers of seafarers leaving the profession and reduced numbers choosing to join it, both of which could have profound consequences for the industry and more widely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on the Future of the Maritime Industry
EditorsNihan Senbursa
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter2
Pages34-50
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781799890416
ISBN (Print)9781799890393
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2022

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