Members may be aware that the IMO officially celebrates 25 June (the anniversary of the adoption of the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention) as the international 'Day of the Seafarer'. Each year a social media campaign is held which aims to recognise the valuable work that seafarers do and promote awareness of the importance of seafarers to the wider world.

This year, the theme for the campaign is 'Faces of the Sea' to spotlight the human face of shipping. Companies can participate directly by posting a photo of some of their staff, along with information as to how many of your seafarers are currently at sea, to one of the IMO social media channels below on 25 June.