MARITIME | IMO sets 25 June annually as “Day of the Seafarer”

Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have unanimously 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’.

A Diplomatic Conference in Manila, the Philippines, meeting to adopt major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code, also adopted a resolution nominating 25 June of each year hereafter as the ‘Day of the Seafarer’. The date chosen was that on which the STCW revisions were adopted and acknowledges their significance for the maritime community and those who serve it on board ships.

Source: http://www.imo.org/Newsroom/mainframe.asp?topic_id=1859&doc_id=13292

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