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Table 16. Recency of Sailing Under an Engineer License

Table 16. Recency of Sailing Under an Engineer License

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Engineer Licenses 1999-2002 Prior to 1999 None
Motor Vessels-any horsepower      
Second Assistant Engineer 51% 15% 34%
Chief Engineer 44% 27% 29%
First Assistant Engineer 39% 20% 41%
Third Assistant Engineer 26% 29% 45%
Steam Vessels-any horsepower      
Chief Engineer 34% 40% 26%
First Assistant Engineer 33% 36% 31%
Second Assistant Engineer 25% 46% 29%
Third Assistant Engineer 18% 37% 45%
Motor vessels-limited horsepower      
Chief Engineer 45% 33% 22%
Assistant Engineer 42% 29% 29%
Designated Duty Engineer 28% 24% 48%
Gas Turbine Vessels-any horsepower      
Chief Engineer 5% 1% 94%
Second Assistant Engineer 4% 5% 91%
Third Assistant Engineer 4% 5% 91%
First Assistant Engineer 3% 3% 94%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Maritime Administration, 2002 Mariner Survey, Principal Findings, Washington, DC.