WORLD MARITIME DAY
5th October 2021
The World Maritime Day (WMD) was first celebrated in 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force. Since 2005 onwards, the event is also hosted by the member states in the last week of September. Celebrations are held throughout the world to draw attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.
The WMD-21 Theme “SEAFARERS: at the core of shipping’s future” recognizes the hardship faced by the seafarers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The professionalism and dedication of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleet, is being marked this year. The celebrations would raise awareness of seafarersʹ crucial role in world trade and increase their visibility and exceptional contribution as key and essential workers on the front line of delivering vital goods through a pandemic and in ordinary times and ensure the functioning of the global supply chains.
Besides shipping and ports, the maritime industry has many extensive domains, such as, energy and renewable energy sector, fisheries, maritime transportation, tourism, climate change and waste management. The maritime sector is considered as main financial pillars and its sustainable development would boost the ‘Blue Economy’ in the country. The services of Maritime expert, engaged in these sectors of Blue Economy also need to be highlighted and merit recognition.
Pakistan is a member of International Maritime Organization (IMO). IMO and its member states are celebrating Maritime Day on 30th September 2021. In line with its traditions, NIMA has planned to utilize this opportunity and highlight the importance of maritime sector and the professionalism, commitment and services of seafarers during regular and challenging times through conduct of webinar and there activities.
PLANNED WORLD MARITIME DAY CELEBRATIONS ACTIVITIES AT NIMA KARACHI
The following activities are planned:
- Seminar/Webinar “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”
Date: October 5th, 2021 (Tuesday)
Venue: NIMA Karachi and through Zoom
- Display Wall
A ‘THANK YOU SEAFARERS wall’ to be displayed at NIMA
- Media Campaign
Awareness raising activities to be carried out involving print, electronic and social media.