Celebrate Day of the Seafarer

Why not consider a career at sea #CareerAtSea


Today, on June 25, shipping industry celebrates the Day of the Seafarer. IMO has launched a new campaign to celebrate the unsung heroes of shipping across the globe. This year’s theme, A Career At Sea, aims to help address the predicted shortage of seafarers in the future by promoting and highlighting the positive benefits of choosing a career at sea.

In particular, the campaign focuses on encouraging young people to consider seafaring and other maritime professions when making choices concerning their careers or their further education.

The campaign shows that seafaring is a viable, attractive and exciting career option. IMO invites all aspiring and current seafarers, organizations, ship-owners, Governments, port-authorities and general supporters, across the world, to share their stories about life at sea and to be ambassadors for their own industry.

IMO Campaign

IMO has launched an online photo wall inviting people around the world to post their best photos of careers at sea and other maritime professions.

As in previous years, the use of social media is highly encouraged.

On Twitter, the campaign hashtag is #CareerAtSea, for sharing experiences of life at sea. For example:

  • I’ve just finished building a new ship. Love my job #CareerAtSea
  • @IMOHQ Just cooked a huge meal for my amazing crew. Nothing like cooking on a rolling ocean. #CareerAtSea
  • @IMOHQ Proud to provide seafarer centres to all those around the world who chose a #CareerAtSea
  • @IMOHQ A shout out to our 650 employees manning our ships on all 5 oceans. #CareerAtSea
  • In my final year studying Naval Architecture. Learning the 3D modelling of ships #CareerAtSea

On Facebook, users are encouraged to post photos and comments/stories about life at sea

On YouTube, videos are available to watch and share:


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