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Diversification of seafarers' employability paths.

Acomi, Nicoleta; Acomi, Ovidiu


Nicoleta Acomi

Ovidiu Acomi


Romania's admission following the extension of the EU and the globalisation of the maritime industry exposed Romanian employees to the maritime labour market. This market is characterised by increased competition determined by technological advancement and the emerging new Asian maritime nations. These conditions were exacerbated by the increased wage expectations of the European maritime manpower. On the demand side, the maritime industry has historically been characterised by lack of marine officers, in particular of senior rank, but the current slow global economic recovery and the weak commodity demand tend to level the scorecard. These changes affected the marine global labour market and led to structural unemployment among Romanian seafarers. Considering the traditional purpose of marine universities - to prepare marine officers, and the labour market needs - marine officers highly qualified in specific fields, this paper aims at identifying the skills required by marine industry and analysing the possibility to extend them to other positions/qualifications from the marine industry.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Start Date Apr 12, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Journal European proceedings of the social and behavioural sciences
Electronic ISSN 2357-1330
Publisher Future Academy
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Pages 21-27
Series ISSN 2357-1330
Institution Citation ACOMI, N. and ACOMI, O. 2016. Diversification of seafarers' employability paths. European proceedings of the social and behavioural sciences: proceedings of 15th World lumen congress (WLC 2016), 12-17 April 2016, Lasi, Romania [online], 15, pages 21-27. Available from:
Keywords Marine qualifications; Employability paths; Marine labour market; Seafarers


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