25 June annually
Member States of IMO agreed in 2010 that the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole, should be marked annually with a 'Day of the Seafarer'.
A Diplomatic Conference in Manila, the Philippines, which adopted major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code adopted a resolution nominating 25 June of each year hereafter as the 'Day of the Seafarer'.
The date chosen was that on which the STCW revisions were adopted and acknowledges their significance for the maritime community and those who serve on board ships. The resolution encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, shipowners and all other parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer.