Skipper Shortage: Supply Not Keeping Pace

The Warsash Maritime Academy trains 200 pilots and skippers a year to man an ever-expanding global fleet of super tankers. They'll take the helm of some of the 6,000 new oil tankers and container ships will hit the water in the next five years. Why so many? Because of our continued reliance on oil, China's manufacturing boom and because, well, no one has come up with a better idea. The Knock Nevis is the biggest vessel on earth, at a quarter-mile long. The super tanker is nearly twice the...Full Story
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