Day of the seafarer 25 June 2011, is a celebration across the world.
It is a opportunity to raise awareness of the vital role seafarers play in the present economy.
It is a chance to address major issues that the seafarers are facing such as Piracy.
But, most importantly, it is the occasion for us, the world, to say “Thank you, seafarers.”
Whether food, raw materials or highly prized finished goods – the seafarers are battling through nature and piracy to carry the goods which are the lifeblood of our society.
Day of the Seafarer 25 June 2010
Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention) and its associated Code were adopted .
Day of the Seafarer 25 June 2011
The celebration will take the form of an online campaign, in which we are asking everyone to voice their support using social networks.
On the Day of the Seafarer, we will ask people around the globe to say “Thank you seafarers” on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn, or even writing an blog.