WMU Illuminated Blue in Honour of World Maritime Day

For World Maritime Day on 28 September, the World Maritime University (WMU) is joining forces with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in illuminating their headquarters buildings blue.

The 2023 World Maritime Day theme, 'MARPOL at 50 - Our Commitment Goes On," reflects the IMO’s long history of protecting the environment from the impact of shipping via a robust regulatory framework and emphasizes its ongoing commitment to this important work. The theme spotlights the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which covers prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., President of WMU, reiterated the importance of the MARPOL Convention, as well as WMU's commitment to supporting a sustainable global maritime community. “Fifty years after its adoption, the MARPOL convention is as important and relevant as ever. At the World Maritime University, we will continue with our unwavering commitment to provide excellence in maritime education, training, research and capacity building in support of a sustainable global maritime community, and a sustainable future for the benefit of humanity, and all life on Earth,” said President Mejia.

Follow the link to read President Mejia’s full message and access the recorded message. https://bit.ly/48HkipI

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. To read more about World Maritime Day 2023, click here.

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