Maritime industry plays a key role for economy of the European Union. During recent years in-creasing attention is paid to the education and training of seafarers as the seafarers and their knowledge are essential to sustainable development of the maritime cluster, as indicated in the maritime strategy of European Union. However, for successful implementation of the strategy understanding of current trends in the pool of seafarers is prerequisite. Therefore the aim of this article is to analyze parameters and processes of Latvian seafarer’s pool, based on information from database of Maritime Administration of Latvia Seamen Registry. The structure of database and data collected there gives possibility to analyze the processes taking into ac-count the global changes in shipping and their impact to the structure of the pool. Such analysis in combination with the calculations of economical value of seafarer’s pool creates the framework on which the decisions about the implementation of maritime strategy in Latvia can be taken.

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Published on 01/01/2013

Volume 2013, 2013
DOI: 10.1201/b14959-24
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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