World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day 2021

"Seafarers: at the core of shipping's future" is the 2021 World Maritime Day theme. The theme reflects a clear need to raise awareness of seafarers' vital role in world trade and increase their visibility.

In honour of World Maritime Day 2021, the World Maritime University (WMU) hosted an Alumni Webinar on 23 September that focused on the new volume from the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series, titled “The World of the Seafarer: Qualitative Accounts of Working in the Global Shipping Industry”.

About World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day was first held in 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force. Celebrations are held throughout the world to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment, and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work. World Maritime Day celebrations are usually held during the last week in September.

Since 2005, in addition to the official IMO celebrations held at IMO Headquarters in London, there has been a Parallel Event hosted by a Member State.

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