Greek seamen employment up 11.6 pct in 2017

Greek seamen employment grew 11.6 pct in 2017 compared with the previous year, with employment in ships under the Greek flag rising 9.2 pct and ships under foreign flag jumping 39 pct in the year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that employment of higher-rank personnel grew 16.9 pct in 2017 while employment of lower-rank personnel rose 9.4 pct. Employment of cadets rose 3.7 pct in the year.