Senior crew shortage in China reaches 50,000

Dalian: According to statistics from the Qingdao human resource and social security department, high-level shipping personnel’s average annual salary in China has climbed to around RMB200,000 ($31,000) with undergraduate crew earning around RMB70,000 a year ($11,000). However, senior officer shortages in China have become serious, reaching more than 50,000.

The biggest reason for the shortage despite the high salary is the “old thoughts” towards a career at sea according to an expert from a Chinese maritime school saying many people still believed that it is not safe, sailors cannot get home for long periods and the social status of seaman is not high.  [30/07/12]

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