Day of the Seafarer

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2023 Date25 June 2023
2024 Date25 June 2024
Day of the Seafarer

Day of the Seafarer History

Day of the Seafarer commemorates and recognizes the importance of transportation of objects by sea. The International Maritime Organization states that ships transport around 90% of all goods in the world. This observance was first celebrated by the International Maritime Organization in 2010. The organization declared that every June 25th would be the Day of the Seafarer.

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Day of the Seafarer Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for Day of the Seafarer in 2022 was Your voyage - then and now, share your journey.
  • According to the International Maritime Organization's 2021 Day of the Seafarer poll, the areas in most need of improvement were:
    1) Working conditions
    2) Salaries
    3) Training
    4) Safety on board
  • Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are still working at sea beyond their contracted time and equal numbers are facing financial difficulties, desperate to relieve crew on ships and start earning wages again International Maritime Organization, 2021

Day of the Seafarer Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about the issues seafarers are facing.
  • Browse the International Maritime Organization's publications and learn more about the maritime industry and seafarers.
  • Watch the 2020 Day of the Seafarer video if you missed it. Seafarers have been on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have played an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods such as food, medicine, and medical supplies.

Day of the Seafarer References and Related Sites Seafarer Day theme 2022

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