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I realise that the British fleet is depleted and foreign crews are heavily utilised on what is left but I assume that some British sailors are still employed.  Can anyone elaborate on that ?  Like how many British sailors are still employed, on what ships, and where do they get trained these days?  Stu

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Stu,

After googling Merchant Navy Training I got quite a few, this in particular

http://www.careersatsea.org/qualifications/colleges.php

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Stu, found this on a web site, doe's not give how many British seaman we have, but how many ships upto 2008.

Ship Type

1957

2008

Passenger vessels          

322                 

37 (including ROROs)

General cargo ships

1,145

Merchant Navy: 1957[5] and 2008[6]

Tankers

575

88

Total

2042

180

As of 2005, the Merchant Navy consists of 429 ships of 1,000 gross register tons (GRT) or over; a total of 9,181,284 GRT. This amounts to 9,566,275 metric tons deadweight (DWT). These vessels can be categorised as follows:

In addition, UK interests own 446 ships registered in other countries, and 202 foreign-owned ships are registered in the UK.[7]
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If anyone is interested this is absolutely amazing.........the mother of all maritime sites list.
Lots of research opportunity here!
http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html#top

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