Seafarers on Danish ships


See the number of seafarers on board ships registered in the Danish International Register of Shipping.

Here you can see the annual record of the number of seafarers on board ships registered in the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) in 2017.

The record is based on shipowners with ships registered in DIS reporting the number of seafarers on board on one specific day.

Thus, the record differs from previous records until and including 2016 in which the figures were computed on the basis of Danish shipowners' reporting of the number of seafarers signing on and off. Previous records were based on many manual reportings and, therefore, reservation is made as regards inaccuracies in the form of typing errors, incorrect reports, etc.

The record from 2017 and onwards, cannot be differentiated in respect on specific job categories, etc.​

​Job categoryDenmark, incl. Faroe Islands & Greenland​EEA/EU​Others​Total
​Masters​433​103​59​595
​Navigating officers​573​336​604​1513
Engineer officers​642​323​917​1880
​Other officers (catering, cooks, electricians, etc.)
​241​304​902​1447
Ratings (except ordinary ship's assistants)
​750​513​1516​2779
​Students (cadets, apprentices, ordinary ship's assistants)
​271​67​536​874
​Total​2910​1646​4534​9090

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