June 25: World observes International Seafarer's Day
June 25 was observed as International Seafarer’s Day across the world. The day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world, also for risks and personal costs endured by them while being in their jobs.
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decided in 2010 to observe June 25 as International Day of the Seafarer. The Day of the Seafarers has also been included in the list of observances by United Nations.
The day acknowledges that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly linked with sea transport. A per IMO, around 90% of the world’s goods trade is carried out through ships.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2014