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The Day of the Seafarer is an international event devoted to recognizing the vital role that seafarers play in global trade and the world economy. Established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), this day seeks to raise awareness of the seafaring community while ensuring their safety, welfare, and security. Furthermore, the Day of the Seafarer highlights the importance of sustainable shipping practices and their contribution towards maintaining a healthy ocean environment.
The inception of this Observance took place in 2010 when the IMO designated June 25th as the annual Day of the Seafarer. In New Zealand, a maritime nation with a rich seafaring heritage, this event is highly relevant. The country relies heavily on seaborne trade, with about 99% of its imports and exports carried by sea. Additionally, New Zealand's maritime industry employs thousands of people, making the recognition and support of seafarers' well-being and safety extremely significant to the nation's economy and labour market.
In New Zealand, the Day of the Seafarer is observed through various activities that promote maritime safety and seafarer welfare. Educational events and seminars are organized to raise awareness about the challenges faced by seafarers, as well as the policies designed to protect them. Moreover, local maritime organizations engage in commemorative activities, including ceremonies and award presentations, honouring the achievements and contributions of seafarers in New Zealand. The Day of the Seafarer is observed annually on June 25th, providing an opportunity to strengthen the bond between the maritime industry and the nation's commitment to ensuring the well-being of its seafarers.
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Day of the Seafarer references and related siteswww.imo.org: Seafarer Day theme 2022