Westward Shipping News are supporting ‘Day Of The Seafarer’ and this year’s campaign is the contribution to protecting our Marine Environment – especially in Plymouth Sound #OceansWorthProtecting
The Day of the Seafarer (25 June) was first established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognise the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole.
The resolution encourages the UK government, shipping organisations, companies, shipowners, and all other parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ and take action to celebrate it meaningfully.
Day of the Seafarer is recognised by the United Nations as an observance day.
Some of Sunday’s shipping movements spotted in Plymouth Sound by our LIVE Webcam: