This paper illustrates the current state of creation of personnel in the maritime industry in Montenegro and worldwide. We are comparing many diﬀerent systems of seafarer education around the world and indicating their beneﬁts and shortcomings. We took into consideration BIMCO’s research pertaining to the supply of and demand for seafarers on the international labor market.
We also took into consideration the development of seafarers’ careers in keeping with international conventions governing the systems of education and training of seafarers. This paper focuses on the current condition in seafarer education worldwide. We conducted a survey among 30 Montenegrin and 24 Croatian seafarers to establish their opinion on the educational system, seafarer employment agencies and careers.