This year, once again, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrated on 25 June.
For 2023, the campaign will look at seafarers’ contribution to protecting the marine environment, in line with the World Maritime theme “MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on”.
Seafarers spend a great deal of time at sea and are a big part of the solution when it comes to protecting the marine environment.
As part of the campaign, IMO will be asking seafarers to share a picture of the marine environment surrounding them while at sea, highlighting that the marine environment is worth protecting.
Seafarers see the seas on their voyages, and this provides many opportunities for them to take pictures of the marine environment.
Seafarers are asked to share a picture of the marine environment using the hashtag #OceansWorthProtecting.
This can feature pictures of equipment that is used to protect the environment, any special training that the seafarers have received, and seafarers are asked to share information about their role in protecting the marine environment while onboard your ship.
As in previous years, the campaign will be centred on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.