The Day of the Seafarer is an annual international observance day being held every 25th of June. It aims to promote seafaring, seafarers’ welfare, seafarers’ contribution to the global economy and hopefully, inspire the general public to consider a lucrative yet challenging career at sea.
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Since I started sailing, this year’s celebration is the grandest and biggest ever with international bodies led by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), organizing the said event. On June 25, 2016, expect around two thousand seafarers and their family members to swarm at SMX MOA Convention Centre in Pasay City, Manila. They will join the party with other maritime associates and will eventually feel relish for the day will be fun-filled with games, music, talks and various entertainment shows.
In line with the theme “At Sea for All”, ISWAN and The Seaambassadors’ Republic Blog invites you to attend the festive gathering.
Here are the great reasons why you should not miss it!
- Free entrance for seafarers and their family.
- Free health checks and health information dissemination from Health and Wellbeing zone..
- Bond artistically with your family on Children/Family Zone. There would be face-painting, bouncing castle and Master Art both.
- Enjoy performance and stage shows which include 4 cultural shows, zumba fitness and films.
- Free lunch
- Tons of prizes and freebies to be given away all day
- Selfie, selfie on the wall with selfie wall!
- Rub elbows and listen to IMO Secretary General Mr. Kitack Lim. He is the event’s Guest of Honor.
- And a lot more gigs and gifts from various exhibitors!
Related Reading: REMEMBER A SEAFARER TODAY (#RASToday)
The event sponsors are the ITF, Wrist Ship Supply, AMOSUP, UK P&I, Inmarsat, ICS, IMEC, PSU, GASFI and Seafarer Asia.
Please be informed however that slots are limited so you should preregister online to avoid disappointment.
To register, visit dayoftheseafrer.org now!
*Photos were screenshots from ISWAN’s website