To appreciate our seafarers’ sacrifices and recognize their unique contribution to the world, we annually observe the Day of Seafarer. Every 25th of June, various industry authorities led by no other than but the International Maritime Organization (IMO) campaign the welfare of our seafarers.
This year, the celebration is anchored on “seafarers’ wellbeing”. According to IMO, it’s time to tackle health and social issues affecting seafarers. The agency also hopes that by celebrating the event, we could learn best practices to upkeep seafarers’ health while we lend an ear to hear their other concerns.
Don’t miss the boat
In line with the celebration of Day of Seafarer 2018, here are some fun activities seafarers may want to enjoy.
I. Photo competition
A photo competition was organized by the IMO in partnership with International Seafarers’ Welfare And Network (ISWAN). Said to be sponsored by the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA), you can win a Go Pro Camera, iPad or both!
So, what are you waiting for? Get your camera, capture great pictures about “Life at Sea”, and upload it here.
II. Online Survey
Do you want the IMO to know that you were deprived of your rights as a seafarer? Speak about the abuse. Take this online survey.
III. Job Fair
Good news for Filipino seafarers and seafarer aspirants. A job fair will be held in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) this June 25!
If you wish to be hired by legit recruitment companies, prepare multiple copies of your resume and attend the said job fair.
IV. Film showing
Videotel announced that it will release an informative video about seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing.
Watch the video for free and learn how seafarers can live fit and happy.
V. Unli-rides in Star City
From June 29 to 30, seafarers and their companions are entitled for great discounts in Star City, a big amusement park in Pasay City, Manila.
To avail the said discounts, a seafarer must present his seaman’s book.
Below is the promotional poster of Star City giving a “ride-all-you-can” pass to seafarers at a lowered price.