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Waves of Passion: a film on careers as an officer of the merchant navy

Length: 21’50”

Date of production: February 2004

Subject: In 2002, there were about 30 000 marine officers too few, a shortage of about 30% compared with the number needed, for the 10 000 or so ships of the European Union countries. Opportunities therefore abound and, for those who love the sea, a career as a marine officer offers enriching and exciting employment prospects, both on board ships and later onshore, in numerous activities related to the shipping industry. The European Union has a large number of maritime academies of a high standard. The recruitment of young, well-trained Europeans from these academies will guarantee that our ships operate as safely as possible. The European Commission, through the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, has been aware of the problem of a growing shortage for several years. As a result, it has decided, following on from the Communication on the training and recruitment of seafarers (COM(2001)188final), to produce a film entitled “Waves of Passion” which describes the career opportunities for marine officers, and to create a website linked to it giving practical information about career opportunities, useful contacts, the existing legislation, etc.  

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