World Maritime Day is celebrated annually on the last Thursday of September. In 2022, it falls on September 29th. Is there anything more mysterious and unstable on our planet than the sea? But the holiday is not dedicated to the elements, but to the brave people who work on it. Work and life at sea is quite challenging for both seafarers and their families. The holiday was first celebrated in 1978.
Experts call the international shipping industry the backbone of a free, modern market. This is an efficient, fairly economical a way of transporting goods, necessary for the development and prosperity of society. Today, more than 1,5 million people are involved in shipping in America, and they deserve recognition and gratitude for their work.
- The International Maritime Organization was founded in 1948 with the aim of controlling and regulating the shipping industry.
- This organization is committed to creating favorable and comfortable working conditions for millions of employees around the world, and also works to form the legislative framework necessary for a safe, ‘green’ future.
- The International Maritime Organization is engaged in training of employees, innovating new methods, and improving safety.
How to take part
The holiday exists so that society can hear the voices of sailors and understand them. If there are people in you know involved in shipping, talk to them, learn about their work, and thank them for their courage and hard work. Learn more about the sea and sailors. Did you know that 90% of them are not connected to the land when they are on a voyage? You can find out many more interesting facts.
When is World Maritime Day celebrated in 2023?
World Maritime Day is observed on the last Thursday of September each year.