Day of the Seafarer is an annual event observed on 25 June to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs.
Observed on: June 25
Organized by: UN, IMO
Introduced in: 2011 (First Observation)
About Day of the Seafarer
Every year June 25 is observed as the Day of the Seafarer. This day is observed to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs.
In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to observe every year June 25 as the Day of the Seafarer. The first observance was made in 2011.
Activities and Programs on the Day
Social media campaigns and other campaigns are made as part of this observation to support seafarers and thank them for their work. Programs are arranged by IMO based on a theme selected for the year. Different competitions like photo competition are conducting on this day to promote the theme. Film presentations and other exhibitions are conducting to show the importance and role of seafarer for civil society.
IMO encourages social media campaign on this day with hashtags or twitter handles. #SeafarersDay is using as hashtags for this day. Theme based hashtags are also using for specific year.
Theme for the Day of the Seafarer
Day of Seafarer 2020 Theme is “Seafarers are Key Workers“
Day of the Seafarer 2019 Theme was “I Am On Board with gender equality“
2018 Theme was “Seafarers’ well-being“
2017 Theme: Seafarers Matter
2016 Theme: At Sea For All
2015 Theme: A Career At Sea
2014 Theme: Seafarers brought me….
2013 Theme: Faces of the Sea
2012 Theme: IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic (Focus on safety of life at sea)