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25.06.12

Day of the Seafarer 25 June

Day of the Seafarer 25 June

The Australian Maritime Officers Union extends its sincere congratulation to all seafarers around the world in celebrating the "Day of the Seafarer".

25 June of each year is the "Day of the Seafarer", recognizing the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families.

The Day of the Seafarer was first celebrated in 2011, following its establishment by a resolution adopted by the Conference of Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, held in Manila, Philippines, in June 2010, which adopted major revisions to the STCW Convention and Code.

The Day of the Seafarer has now been included in the annual list of United Nations Observances.

The Day of the Seafarer provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the world's 1.5 million seafarers for the unique and all-too-often overlooked contribution to the well-being of the general public and show respect, recognition and gratitude to seafarers everywhere.

On this auspicious occasion the AMOU we say "Thank you, seafarers."