IMO Highlights Seafarers’ Well-being and Mental Health on Today’s International Day of the Seafarer

Happy International Day of the Seafarer!

Each year on June 25 the International Maritime Organization marks the Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize the global seafaring community, as well as seafarers’ contributions to the overall global economy.

Each year, the IMO designates a theme which it highlights through social media campaigns.

The 2018 Day of the Seafarer theme is “seafarers’ well-being”, which the IMO says is a topic that has gained strong momentum throughout the industry in recent years.

“By addressing the issue of seafarers’ well-being and particularly mental health, this campaign can inform specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions – and make the tools available more widely known,” the IMO said.

The join in on the social media campaign, use hashtag’s #SupportSeafarersWellbeing, #GoodDayatSea and of course #DayoftheSeafarer.

More on how you can mark IMO’s 2018 Day of the Seafarer here

Below is the IMO’s 2018 Day of the Seafarer message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim:

Here’s some more of what’s being shared around social media: