The International Maritime Organization is observed on 25th June as the Day of the Seafarer. On this day, people pay respect to Seafarers and sailors who help the entire world function by conducting sea transport. This year, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 25 June.
The 2020 campaign for the day: Seafarers are Key Workers. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the work seafarers have done during the pandemic and to thank them for their contribution. It also encourages people to treat them with respect and dignity so they can continue the good work they have been doing.
Day of the Seafarer: History
The Day of the Seafarer (DotS) was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention. The first edition of the Day of the Seafarers was observed by IMO in 2011.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Maritime Organization Secretary-General: Kitack Lim.
- International Maritime Organization Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
- International Maritime Organization Founded: 17 March 1948.