Day of the Seafarer
The international Day of the Seafarer is celebrated annually on 25 June to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole.
The Day was established by resolution of the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila where the revised STCW Convention was adopted.
The resolution "encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, shipowners and all other parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer and take action to celebrate it meaningfully".
This year the theme is "Seafarers Matter".
Monitor your local press and social media to find out how the Day of the Seafarer is being celebrated in your area.