Day of the seafarer 2015. The IMO is celebrating the fifth edition of its global campaign: Day of the Seafarer, held every year on 25 June to commemorate the Diplomatic Conference which met in Manila to adopt milestone revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention) and to celebrate the worlds seafarers.
Last year’s campaign, the IMO invited the public to complete the sentence “Seafarers brought me………..” with a word denoting an object or something specific that has benefited them and post it on social media using the hashtag #thankyouseafarers.
The aim was to increase awareness about the roles, responsibilities and benefits supplied by the world seafarers and to thank the men and woman whom have chosen a career at sea.
This year the International Maritime Organization is shifting its focus to maritime education. The IMO wants more people 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. This year’s hashtag, #CareerAtSea, aims to inspire young people to consider the opportunities a career at sea offers.
More information for this fantastic campaign can be found in the links below:
Social media can be found at:
Twitter: @IMOHQ campaign hashtag is: #CareeratSea
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