Day of the Seafarer 2024

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

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2024 Your top tips for safety at sea 

For 2024, the campaign will look at seafarers' contribution to making the maritime sector a safer workplace. To engage seafarers, we want them to share their best safety tips at sea, whether it’s the gear they wear or the training they receive.  

As part of the campaign, we will be asking seafarers to share a picture of them in their working environment, highlighting how they keep their workplace safe.  

IMO Secretary-General video message

Watch IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez' video message on the Day of the Seafarer 2024:

 

Social Media for Seafarers

Seafarers spend a great deal of their time on board ships, and this provides many opportunities for them to take pictures of their working environment

#SafetyTipsAtSea will be the new hashtag for the 2024 campaign.  

To all the seafarers, we are asking you to share a picture of yourself in your working environment with your top tip for safety at sea with the hashtag #SafetyTipsAtSea

Be creative, you can share the equipment you use to keep your workplace safe or any special training you received, and tell us how you work to enhance maritime safety and security, in tandem with the protection of the marine environment. Let us know how you keep up with the pace of technological change and innovation to stay safe onboard. 

How to get involved:

Seafarer organizations – share pictures of how your help seafarers stay safe;  

Wider public – show your appreciation for the work of seafarers and how their safety at sea is in the interest of all us.


Background

The Day of the Seafarer (25 June) was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize 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 Governments, shipping organizations, 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 recognized by the United Nations as an observance day.

Please see more information about the previous Day of the Seafarers here