Faltan marinos, cada vez están menos preparados, nadie quiere navegar…. la misma cantinela se repite año tras año, pero lo que no dicen, es como se han deteriorado las condiciones, el trabajo burrocratico que se acumula para que alguien duerma en la tranquilidad de tener los papeles hechos, que cada vez hay más trabajo a repartir y que los sueldos, en muchos casos, rozan la limosna, si todo sigue igual, al final volveran las galeras y la leva forzosa.
There is a crucial need to bring new, young recruits into the industry. Shipping may be the global delivery mechanism that underpins world trade and on which billions of people depend for their survival and prosperity; but if the global pool of competent, properly qualified, certified and efficient seafarers is to meet the predicted demand, then seafaring must be seen as a viable career choice for people of the right calibre. The employment conditions for seafarers must be at least comparable to those found in other industries. By paying attention to details of seafarers’ training, welfare, pay, living conditions, job security, job satisfaction and prospects for career advancement, the attractiveness of seafaring as a profession, in what today has become a very competitive and international employment market, can and must be improved.
En el LLOydslist, topdavía es más agorero, la crisis por falta de marinos va ser peor de lo estimado, pero ya, ni el Athletic premia la cantera.
THE International Maritime Organization is to launch a worldwide campaign to attract young people to the shipping industry to avoid the spectre of new ships being laid-up with no officers to crew them.
IMO secretary-general Efthimios Mitropoulos warned that the crewing crisis could be far worse than previous estimates by the Baltic and International Maritime Council and the International Shipping Federation of a shortage of 27,000 qualified officers by 2010.
«The bad news is in accordance with other information from a study that was put to me. In this the figures are far higher, so we have a problem,» Mr Mitropoulos told the audience at the Singapore Maritime Lecture.