IMO celebrates Day of the Seafarer

IMO celebrates Day of the Seafarer

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) on Monday marked the Day of the Seafarer. The day focused on the wellbeing of seafarers. 

This year’s event is centered around specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions, and make the tools available more widely known.

The IMO encouraged shipowners, suppliers and anyone else to use the hashtag #SupportSeafarersWellbeing to share how they offer good working environments on board, and how they address challenges in terms of seafarers’ mental wellbeing. Beyond that, seafarers were encouraged by the global organization to share positive stories and situations of a good working environment at sea by using the hashtag #GoodDayatSea.

According to IMO, seafarers are the unsung heroes of shipping, the industry on which everyone, everywhere relies for the goods we all need and want. 

June 25 every year has been set aside as the Day of the Seafarer to acknowledge the sacrifices made daily by seafarers worldwide.  

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