Day of the Seafarer Photo Wall Ready for Action
This year, IMO's Day of the Seafarer campaign aims to celebrate seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone. The official photo wall is now ready to accept photos ready for the official commemoration on June 25.
The campaign tagline this year is: "At Sea For All."
The tagline has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, "Shipping: indispensable to the world", emphasising that seafarers serve at sea not just for the shipping industry or for their own career purposes but for all of us – and, consequently, they are also "indispensable to the world."
Post your photos here.
If you are on social media, you can start to spread the word, using the campaign hashtag #AtSeaForAll.
In 2010, the Diplomatic Conference which met in Manila to adopt milestone revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention) and its associated Code, also agreed that the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole, should be marked annually with a Day of the Seafarer. The date chosen was 25 June, the day on which the amendments were formally adopted.