National Maritime Day: 5th April

In India, the National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on April 5. The day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964. The theme of the 56th edition of the National Maritime Day is “Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity”.

Hundred years ago, on this day in 1919, navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled to the United Kingdom.

Source- The Times Now

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