World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day is observed annually on the last Thursday of September. This year, it falls on September 30. The day, observed by the International Maritime Organization, focuses on maritime safety and environment.
The World Maritime Day was observed for the first time on March 17, 1978. It seeks to highlight the crucial role played by the shipping sector in the global economic growth. The theme for this year is “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”. It focuses on the difficulties faced by the seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite bring critical for the seamless functioning of the global supply chains.

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