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Seafarers Awareness Week is the annual campaign coordinated by Seafarers UK - the charity that supports the maritime community - to raise awareness of Britain's dependence on seafarers.

This year Seafarers Awareness Week highlighted 'Opportunities to Work at Sea' and promoted education, training and recruitment services leading to employment in the Merchant Navy - inc. container and other cargo vessels, fuel tankers, cruise ships, ferries, superyachts and workboats - the Royal Navy and Fishing Fleets.

Did you know?
* More than 95% of UK imports are carried by ship
* At least 75% of our exports are shipped from UK sea ports
* The UK's sea ports handle over half a billion tonnes of goods a year
* 1.5 million seafarers are employed in the global shipping industry, of which around 70,000 are from the UK.
* As an 'island nation' the UK has always been dependent on seafarers. Our ports industry is the largest in Europe, employing many thousands of people whose jobs depend on vital seaborne imports and exports.

For more information about 'Opportunities to Work at Sea' please use the links below to follow Seafarers Awareness Week on Facebook, Twitter (#SeafarersWeek) and YouTube.

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