The Day of the Seafarer in Canada is an annual event celebrated on June 25th to raise awareness about the vital role of seafarers and the maritime industry in supporting global trade and economic development. The day recognizes the contribution of seafarers to the world economy by transporting goods and commodities across oceans and the risks they face during their time in the sea.
The Day of the Seafarer was first celebrated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2011. The objective of this day is to acknowledge the difficult conditions seafarers work in, show appreciation for their work, and recognize their sacrifices.
In Canada, Day of the Seafarer holds significant importance, as the country has an extensive coastline and depends heavily on maritime trade. The Canadian government, through Transport Canada and other agencies, has been working to ensure the continued safety, security, and well-being of seafarers. Canada's maritime community, including port authorities, shipping companies, and maritime training institutes, actively participate in celebrating the Day of the Seafarer through special events, information campaigns, and social media engagement to honor the contributions of seafarers and raise public awareness about their vital role in the global economy.
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