International Maritime Organization #SeafarersMatter
This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole.
The resolution "encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, shipowners and all other parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer and take action to celebrate it meaningfully".
This year the theme is "Seafarers Matter".
For 2017, we want to see photos that show ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them. The idea is for ports and seafarer centres to share and showcase best practices in seafarer support and welfare.
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO PARTICIPATE?
We are celebrating this day worldwide, in each of our offices, and with each of our teams onboard.
OSM CELEBRATION DAY: June 23rd
For OSM Maritime Group we will be using the theme #SeafarersMatterAtOSM
Capture candid real moments, with photos!
WHAT TO TAKE PICTURES OF:
We want to see photos that show ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them. The idea is for ports and seafarer centres to share and showcase best practices in seafarer support and welfare.
• Festivities/activities during OSM’s celebration of the International Seafarer’s Day on 23 June 2016
• Interaction between OSM employees and the seafarers during the celebration
HOW TO JOIN
• Post your entry in your social networking sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) using the hashtag #OSMSeafarersMatter and tag our pages with @OSMMaritimeGroup
Submissions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org