In less than two months, the Day of the Seafarer 2017 will be celebrated across the globe with a special focus on ports and seafarer centres. Under this year’s theme #SeafarersMatter, the campaign aims to engage the people working in ports and seafarer centres 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. Alongside the logo’s new look, the Secretary-General’s video message is also being published online and is available to watch on IMO’s YouTube channel.
To encourage people to participate, IMO will launch an interactive world map which will feature the best port and seafarer centres from around the world, giving a chance to highlight best practices in seafarer support and welfare from around the world. Our famous quiz will also be back this year, with some new questions, together with our virtual photowall.
So join the campaign and visit our official Day of the Seafarer page to learn how to participate.