Published on 25 June 2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) celebrates the Day of the Seafarer on 25 June 2020.
IMCA encourages all its Members and everyone associated with the offshore marine contracting industry to recognise the efforts of seafarers and the role they play in our industry.
This year, the 10th anniversary of the Day of the Seafarer, is an ideal opportunity for us all to acknowledge the contribution of seafarers in keeping the global supply chain moving and understand the current issues they are facing.
Like Offshore Energy Workers, including those working in the renewable energy sector, many seafarers have been away from home for months longer than scheduled and are unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IMCA fully supports the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the work carried out by seafarers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to thank them for their contribution
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.
The IMO currently has 174 Member States and three Associate Members.
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