PMO News Portal – In this ceremony which was held with the
aim of appreciating and praising the efforts of seafarers, 40 exemplary seafarers
in various maritime and port bodies were honored.
25 June of each year is the "Day of the Seafarer",
recognizing the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade
and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their
Governments, shipping organizations, companies, ship owners
and all other parties concerned are invited to promote and celebrate the Day in
an appropriate and meaningful manner.
The Day of the Seafarer was first celebrated in 2011,
following its establishment by a resolution adopted by the Conference of
Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification
and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, held in Manila, Philippines, in
June 2010, which adopted major revisions to the STCW Convention and Code.
For 2022, the campaign of the Day of the Seafarers, with the
theme 'Your voyage - then and now, share your journey’, look at seafarer
voyages, what it includes and how has it evolved over time and what remains at
the heart of seafarers’ reality.