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Day of the Seafarer 2016 observed with theme At Sea For All

The theme for the year has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, Shipping: indispensable to the world.

Jun 25, 2016 08:02 IST
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Seafarer25 June: Day of the Seafarer

Day of the Seafarer 2016 was observed across the world on 25 June 2016. The theme for the year is At Sea For All.

The theme for the year has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, Shipping: indispensable to the world.

The themes highlight the point that seafarers serve at sea not just for the shipping industry or for their own career purposes but for all of us.

Background

Day of the Seafarer is observed to give thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world. The day also acknowledges risks and personal costs borne by them while being in their jobs.

The decision to designate 25 June as the Day of the Seafarer was taken by International Maritime Organization (IMO)in 2010.

The first edition of the Day of the Seafarers was observed by IMO in 2011.

The Day of the Seafarers has also been included in the list of observances by United Nations.

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