Year: 1998 Source: Cardiff, Wales: Seafarers International Research Centre, (November 1998). 51p. SIEC No: 20010890

The manner & causes of lives lost among seafarers in the British, Singapore, & Hong Kong fleets, during the period 1981-1995 were identified. In the British fleet, the rate of suicide & disappearances at sea was 1.0 per 10,000 seafarer-years. In the Singapore fleet, this rate was 1.9 per 10,000 seafarer years & it was 2.1 per 10,000 seafarer-years in the Hong Kong fleet. Suicides & unexplained disappearances at sea accounted for a relatively high percentage of deaths among stewards or catering staff in all three fleets. (23 refs.)