Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will grace the Philippine celebration of the “Day of the Seafarer” 2016. The theme for this year: “At Sea for All,” emphasizes that seafarers serve at sea not only for the shipping industry or for the advancement of their own career, but for everyone. It is a declaration and recognition that just like shipping, seafarers are indispensable to the world.
Celebrated every 25th of June, this year’s celebration is being organized by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) jointly with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The event will be held at the 2nd level, SMX Manila on June 25, Saturday, beginning at 7:00 a.m.