Shipping is a cornerstone of world trade and an important part of the transport chain that provides us with goods from all over the world every day. Through the years, seafarers have been at the centre of this flow of goods. Therefore, the IMO will be focusing on seafarers’ contribution to the world on the Day of the Seafarer, which is the sixth in a row.
Seafarers are indispensable – also in Denmark
”Seafarers are crucial to the transport of goods all over the world. At the same time, we should also remember that seafarers are completely indispensable on board the ferries that carry us around Denmark, just as they play an important role in, for example, the construction of offshore wind farms. Therefore, I am very pleased that the IMO has decided to place seafarers’ contributions at the centre of this year’s Day of the Seafarer”, says Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth.
Celebrating seafarers in Elsinore
On Saturday, 25 June, Jack Tars as well as curious landlubbers have a chance of getting really close to modern shipping when the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark and the Association for Promotion of Shipping’s Purpose (Foreningen til Søfartens Fremme) celebrate the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ with a wealth of activities. Rescue drills, RIB boat trips, coasters, uniforms, engines and navigation equipment. These are just a few of the things that you can experience when the dock at the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark and the quay at the Kulturhavn Kronborg is filled with seafarers, ships and equipment on Saturday, 25 June, from 11:00 to 17:00.