Seafarers Awareness Week

24–30 June 2017

Seafarers UK coordinates and promotes Seafarers Awareness Week in June every year, timed to coincide with the International Maritime Organization’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’ social media campaign.

As an ‘island nation’ we are heavily dependent on our maritime industry as over 90% of imports come to us by ship. Yet many people are completely unaware of the world of shipping and the seafarers who work in it.

Each year, we work with promotional partners and focus on a fresh theme for Seafarers Awareness Week. In 2017 Seafarers Awareness Week will be 24–30 June, when we will be extending the promotion of maritime employment opportunities to include shore-based jobs. We will also be promoting ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, encouraging 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.