‘Seafarers Matter’ revs DoS 2017, Free WiFi in ports urged in June 25

DOS

Every 25th of June, the world observes Day of Seafarer (DoS). An annual event officially born in Philippines, it aims to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers around the globe in helping to build world economies and civil societies in general.

Last year, I attended the IMO Day of Seafarer event at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia Complex, Manila. It was mainly organized by International Seafarers Welfare and Network (ISWAN) to mark the Day of the Seafarer and that particular day around 2,500 seafarers, maritime cadets and their families thronged the venue.

The spectators obviously enjoyed the on-stage entertainment, inspiring talks, family activities, health and well-being booths and free lunch! I was there and I felt lucky to see IMO Secretary- General Kitack Lim closely. He happened to pass in front of me merely a foot apart!

seaday

Moving on, ‘Seafarers Matter’ is the theme for this year’s Day of Seafarer. “The idea is to engage ports and seafarers centres to showcase best practices in seafarer support and welfare and organise special activities for seafarers on that day.” a statement written on ISWAN’s website says.

Does it mean there will be some meaningful social events in seafarer centres and ports will grant seafarers free WiFi access in June 25? I’m certain they’ll all beneficial to us, seafarers so let’s urge positively.

Meanwhile, I wrote the following blog posts to acknowledge the service, talents and unparalleled dedication of our fellow Filipino seafarers.

Read and feel free to share ‘em on social media.

It’s showtime! Pinoy cruisers show force in TV, united as one family

Confession of a Filipina Cruiser: It’s more fun in the river

13 Reasons Why Filipina Captain Che Javellana is ‘Beauty and Best’

Pinoy Seafarers: PH Mighty migrant workers

Happy Day of Seafarer, mates! Continue to sail safe, happy and free!

BLOGBITES

Advertisements
Categories: Events, SEAFARER EVENTS | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Post a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Powered by WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: