Seafarers Awareness Week

Seafarers UK coordinates Seafarers Awareness Week in June each year, to coincide with the International Maritime Organization’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’.

As an ‘island nation’ the UK has always been heavily dependent on our maritime industry. Over 90% of imports come to us by ship, including much of our everyday food and fuel. Yet many people are completely unaware of the world of shipping, the seafarers who work in it, and the essential role of our sea ports.

Each year we focus on a fresh theme for Seafarers Awareness Week. In 2017 we promoted UK maritime employment opportunities, including shore-based jobs. Seafarers UK also generated ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’ publicity, encouraging UK port owners and operators to actively promote their essential contribution to the national economy.

For more information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK, email nick.harvey@seafarers.uk, phone 020 7932 5969.