On June 25, the Day of the Seafarer 2017 will be celebrated across the globe with a special focus on ports and seafarer centers. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has released his video message in anticipation.
Under this year’s theme #Seafarers Matter, the campaign aims to engage the people working in ports and seafarer centers to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.
IMO is also launching a new Day of the Seafarer logo. The Day of the Seafarer logo seeks to celebrate those people working in the industry, making it clear that seafaring is inclusive and a career at sea is suitable for both men and women.
To encourage people to participate, IMO will launch an interactive world map which will feature the best port and seafarer centers from around the world, giving a chance to highlight best practices in seafarer support and welfare from around the world. The IMO's famous quiz will also be back this year, with some new questions, along with a virtual photowall.