Day of the Seafarer 2022

This year, once again, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrated on 25 June.


Your voyage - then and now, share your journey

Every seafarer’s journey is different, but they all face similar challenges. For 2022, the campaign of the Day of the Seafarers, with the theme 'Your voyage - then and now, share your journey’, look at seafarer voyages, what it includes and how has it evolved over time and what remains at the heart of seafarers’ reality.

This campaign gives seafarers a chance to share what resonates with them currently, whether it's the crew change crisis being unresolved or the future of technology. 

IMO Secretary-General video message


Read IMO Secretary-General message here

Social Media

As in previous years, the Day of the Seafarer campaign is centered on social media.

Campaign hashtags

#SeafarerJourney will be the new hashtag for the 2022 campaign. The exisiting hashtag of #DayOfTheSeafarer can also be used.

  • Seafarers are invited to post two photos using the hashtags: one of their first voyage and another of their most recent voyage. We would also like to know what has changed during your maritime voyage. Is shipping greener? Is the technology better? Are you more skilled? What have you learnt? 

  • Supportive organizations, shipping companies and port organizations are also invited to show their appreciation for seafarers by resharing their posts or using the hashtags and discussing the importance of seafarer journeys. 

  • Members of the public are encouraged to post about the many ways in which seafarer journeys benefit their lives (e.g. bringing them food, electronics, medicines, etc.) using the same hashtags. 

Photos and posts can be shared on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Instagram – and tagging the IMO will allow us to view and reshare some of the posts.  

Access digital assets for the campaign here: 

Visit the official Day of the Seafarer 2022 photo gallery here:
Day of the Seafarer 2022 | Flickr