The Theresa May-led UK government will get £4 back for every £1 it invests in training seafarers. That’s the claim made by the UK Chamber of Shipping in an article carried in today’s Sun newspaper. The chamber is lobbying the government to double the £15m it spends on crew training with transport minister John Hayes believed to be supporting the campaign.
Ministers cut funding by 14% under the last government.
UK Chamber of Shipping chief Guy Platten said: “The Prime Minister wants to build a country that works for all and we can help… The world has never traded more and the ships that move that trade need world class seafarers. I want more of them to be British.”