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“Seafarers Matter” – 25 June Day of the Seafarer

19 May 2017

​“Seafarers Matter” is the theme of this year’s Day of the Seafarer, on Sunday 25 June. The annual event, organised by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), celebrates “the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole”.

The IMO wants to see ports and seafarer centres use the day to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them, and to share and showcase best practices in seafarer support and welfare.

If you want to upload your photographs about life at sea for the IMO “Seafarers Matter” virtual wall display, go to:


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