IMO calls on social media on first ever “Day of the Seafarer”

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June 21, 2011

In celebration of the world’s seafarers, the International Maritime Organization is urging the public to turn to their facebook and twitter accounts to help spread the word of this years inaugural “Day of the Seafarer”.  From the IMO website:

People everywhere are being urged to voice their support for seafarers by using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, by posting videos on YouTube, discussing seafarer issues on LinkedIn, or even writing a blog about life at sea, to mark the first ever international Day of the Seafarer, on 25 June, 2011.

Last year, the Diplomatic Conference which met in Manila to adopt milestone revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention) and its associated Code, also agreed 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’.
Here at gCaptain we are very pleased to hear that the IMO is recognizing the importance of these social media platforms and we will certainly be showing our support on June 25th.  To show your support of the first ever International “Day of the Seafarer”, check them out the events pages and profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Flickr.
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