The International Maritime Organization is focussing on education about careers at sea for its annual UN international observance day: Day of the Seafarer. This year’s campaign aims to inspire young people to consider a maritime career, demonstrating the wide variety of opportunities both at sea and ashore.
Seafarers uploaded photographs of their own lives at sea on this photo wall and shared insights on social media with the campaign hashtag #CareeratSea. The campaign also featured a video showing the range of experiences that a maritime career can offer.
Speaking from the Seamen’s Center in Manila, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu described in a video how seafaring offers “young people the opportunity to experience a world of real adventure on the seas and oceans of our planet, to interact with people from all over the world, and to experience the huge variety of mankind’s culture and heritage.” He went on to discuss the benefits of a “stimulating job in a truly hi-tech workplace.”