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Table 20. Recency of Sailing for Unlicensed Mariners

Table 20. Recency of Sailing for Unlicensed Mariners

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Rating 1999-2002 Prior to 1999 None
Able Seaman-unlimited 88% 13% 9%
Able Seaman-limited 85% 11% 4%
QMED-Oiler 68% 21% 11%
Cook 65% 20% 15%
Steward 46% 15% 39%
Ordinary Seaman 45% 24% 31%
Food Handler 34% 25% 41%
Wiper 29% 27% 44%
QMED-Fireman/Water Tender 16% 47% 37%

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