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Maritime professions suffering the world over

The first ever Cayman Islands maritime conference wrapped up earlier this week and it seems Cayman is not the only place that’s seen a drop in the number of seafarers.

Collin Young of the Intentional Maritime Organisation says the world over is seeing less and less people opting to take up careers as sailors or officers aboard ships

Mr Young said, “There is definitely a need for officers aboard vessels and there has been a cry in the industry to fill that gap, however I can’t say if it is improving or [not], but the IMO is trying its utmost to encourage more people to be involved in the industry.”

One of the main aims of the conference was to find ways to attract young people into maritime professions.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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