Day of the Seafarer

25 June is observed worldwide as Day of the Seafarer.

Last year’s Day of the Seafarer celebrated seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone. This year the Day will recognise the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole, with the theme ‘Seafarers Matter’.

Day of the Seafarer is a global campaign coordinated by the International Maritime Organization. In the UK it is promoted as part of Seafarers Awareness Week.

Find out more about Day of the Seafarer or go back to Seafarers Awareness Week 2017 event listing.