Day of the Seafarer

Spotlight On Seafarers June 25

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Jamaica joins the rest of the world in observing the 10th anniversary of the Day of the Seafarer, which is observed globally on June 25.

Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on Thursday, June 24, Dean of the Faculty of Marine and Nautical Studies at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Captain Devron Newman, explained that a number of activities will be held to mark the occasion.

Captain Newman, who is Chairman of the Day of the Seafarer Planning Committee said that a virtual panel discussion will be held on June 25 under the theme ‘Partnership and Collaboration, the Future of Seafaring’.

Message From The Honorable Leslie Campbell, Minister of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Day of the Seafarer 25th June 2021

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Jamaica proudly joins the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States in observing the Day of the Seafarer, celebrated this year under the theme, Fair Future for Seafarers.


Day of the Seafarer statement Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Brady, Maritime Authority of Jamaica

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Today as we mark the annual international Day of the Seafarer, our world is a very different place. Ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, all of us have experienced difficulties, hardships and losses. As a global community we have joined forces and supported each other to overcome this monumental threat.