The 2020 Day of the Seafarer campaign pays tribute to seafarers, acknowledging their sacrifice and the issues they face. Many seafarers have been away from home for months and are unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions.

The campaign also seeks to raise awareness of the work achieved by seafarers in response to the pandemic and to thank them for their contribution. Everyone is invited to recognise that the ability of seafarers to deliver vital goods is central to responding to, and eventually overcoming, this pandemic.

In support of the Day of the Seafarer campaign, a webinar on the theme “Seafarers are key workers: Essential to shipping, essential to the world” will be held online on Wednesday 24 June. The webinar will address issues seafarers are facing during the pandemic, including crew changes and repatriation. The webinar will be open to the public. Click here to access the webinar (the link will go live on the day). Source IMO – http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Documents/Attachments/jun25_b2b.html