MARAN holds seafarers’ summit tomorrow

The Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN) will tomorrow host an event to mark this year’s Day of the Seafarer.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) sets aside June 25 of every year to commemorate the Day of the Seafarer.

This year, IMO is shifting its focus to maritime education.

“We want you to consider a career at sea. Most people go to work in offices, factories and shops, but it’s a different picture for seafarers: an office can be a hundred thousand-ton oil tanker or a cargo ship navigating the world’s oceans with beautiful landscapes.

“This year’s campaign will show how the multi-faceted maritime world offers a series of rich and fulfilling career opportunities for young people, both at sea and ashore. So we’ll be showing you what a career at sea could look like and hope to inspire young people to consider a #CareerAtSea,” IMO stated on its website.

The MARAN event to commemorate the day will hold at the International Maritime Press Centre in Apapa, Lagos.

The Chairman of MARAN Seminar Committee, Dele Aderibigbe said shipowners, mariners and seafarers are expected to participate in the event.

Aderibigbe said the event would focus on the challenges faced by the Nigerian seafarers and the impact of NIMASA’s capacity building programmes.

Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to as the source.