of the Seafarer campaign wants to celebrate seafarers and let the world know
how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone.
this year is: “At Sea For All”.
The theme 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”.
Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: “this year, on June 25th, the Day of
the Seafarer, we are once again asking people everywhere to show their
appreciation for the seafarers that quietly, mostly unnoticed, keep the wheels
of the world in motion”.
IMO encourages people to start spreading the message on social media using the
campaign hashtag #AtSeaForAll.
to learn more about the IMO Maritime Ambassador Scheme, launched
by IMO to promote the maritime and seafaring professions and raise awareness of
the positive benefits of choosing a career at sea or other maritime profession.