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Fleet supports IMO's campaign for "Day of the Seafarer" Print E-mail

What is Day of the Seafarer?

  • Tuesday 25th June 2013: Faces of the Sea
  • International observance day
  • Recognized by the United Nations
  • Organized by the IMO
  • Began in 2011

Aims of Day of the Seafarer 2013: Faces of the Sea 

  • Celebrate with seafarers around the world
  • Raise awareness of seafarers’ health and working conditions
  • Raise awareness of seafarers’ contribution to the global economy

How you can be involved?


FML takes great pride in supporting this campaign together with the International Maritime Organization.

This year's theme for Day of the Seafarer is Faces of the Sea. The theme is to bring the campaign back to the unsung heroes of shipping – the seafarers themselves and literally spotlights the human face of shipping and the sacrifices that seafarers make.

Like in previous years, your participation will be key to the success of this campaign and we invite you to voice your support.

Seafarers operate on the ‘front line’ of the shipping industry, and this year’s campaign theme, Faces of the Sea, aims to highlight the individuals that are often unseen, but who work to deliver more than 90% of the world’s goods.

Therefore we ask you to show us snapshots of their daily life at sea, to give them a voice and share their story on a global stage, via social media.

Take a few photos with a surprising angle or some aspect of their work at sea that is not known to us. Like in the kitchen in the engine room etc...

Let your creativity flow, put your heads together and click some snaps, which in your opinion will go with the said theme. Then choose the best image and send it across to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Winning images will appear in Posters, Greeting Cards, News Letters and posted onto FMLWorld.

You are requested to send in your entries by 5th June 2013.

In addition you could also post your pictures in any of the IMO’s social media channels, telling them how many days you have spent at sea this year and why you posted this picture.

Get involved now: Facebook: Twitter: @IMOHQ and our campaign hashtag is: #thankyouseafarer YouTube:

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