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:

Gibraltar registered tanker the Claus inbound in the Sound passing HMS Portland at buoy.
British registered cargo vessel the Celtic Ambassador on her way into Plymouth Cattewater.
HMS Mersey and HMS Portland at the Plymouth Breakwater.
UK Border Force HMC Searcher (Inbound) today from patrol.
As one of the largest employers of French seafarers, and with close sea and trading links with Plymouth & the South West region – Brittany Ferries Tweeted its support today for ‘Day of the Seafarer’. Their flagship the Pont-Aven leaving Plymouth Sound this afternoon.