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International Seafarer's day observed across the world on 25 June

Jun 25, 2014 16:16 IST

25 June: International Seafarer's day
International Seafarer's day was observed on 25 June 2014. The day is observed to give thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world, also for risks and personal costs borne by them while being in their jobs.

This was the fourth edition of its global campaign: Day of the Seafarer. The first edition of the Day of the Seafarers was observed by IMO in 2011.

The decision to designate 25 June as the International Day of the Seafarer was taken by International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 2010. The Day of the Seafarers has also been included in the list of observances by United Nations.

The motto of the decision was to recognise that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport. IMO’s estimates say that almost 90 percent of the world’s goods trade is transported through ships. The Seafarers are not only responsible for operations of the ships but also for the safe and smooth delivery of the cargo.

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