The 2002 Mariner Survey is a follow-up to the first survey of merchant mariners conducted during 2001. The major focus of the 2002 survey effort was to update and expand information on key readiness and training issues. Of those who completed a survey, findings show that the majority of mariners:
In response to questions about volunteering for a National Defense emergency, the majority of mariners report that they:
An indepth analysis of mariners willingness to serve in a National Defense emergency based on their qualifications and recency of sailing is presented in a report entitled Mariner Availability During a Total Prolonged Surge (TPS).