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Sampson, Helen ORCID: 2020. Introduction. Gekara, Victor Oyaro and Sampson, Helen, eds. The World of the Seafarer: Qualitative Accounts of Working in the Global Shipping Industry, Vol. 9. WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs, Springer, pp. 1-5. (10.1007/978-3-030-49825-2_1)

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The shipping industry transported a total volume of 10.3 billion tons of cargo in 2017 (UNCTAD 2017) and is estimated to employ 1.5 million workers ( accessed 1/2/18) who are classed as seafarers. Such workers are employed on different vessel types in the cruise and cargo sectors. Sailors working for the military are not classed as seafarers. However, seafarers may be employed on board in a variety of roles which are not directly associated with marine navigation (as croupiers or entertainers on a cruise ship for example) but their ship should be engaged in a voyage which would differentiate them from taking a ‘fishing trip’ for example. Doumbia-Henry describes some of the provisions of ILO Convention No. 185 stating that:

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783030498245
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 April 2021
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 10:41

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