Κριτική προσέγγιση του νομικού πλαισίου και των θεσμικών οργάνων στην επιλογή πληρωμάτων εμπορικής ναυτιλίας
The shortage of qualified and competent seafarers has already been recognized as a worldwide issue. The current maritime manpower situation and future outlook indicate that the industry should not expect there to be an abundant supply of qualified and competent seafarers in the future without concerted efforts and measures to address key manpower issues. It is crucial to monitor the global supply and demand for seafarers on a regular basis and find a strategic direction for the industry to anticipate developments. This thesis presents the legal framework, conventions and agreements worldwide, regarding the maritime labor. Moreover, the study analyzes the impacts of the global financial and economic crisis on the shipping industry as a whole as also the effects of the national and international requirements that determine the crew selection on the global manpower situation.