The Day of the Seafarer, which is one of the annual United Nations observances, was first established in 2011 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Since then, the IMO has introduced different methods to tribute to the world’s mariners and thank them for their untold contributions to society and the global economy. The theme of the 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign is a Fair Future for Seafarers encourages governments to continue supporting seafarers during the pandemic and beyond, calling for an equitable fair future for seafarers. The campaign will generate discussion on such issues as fair treatment of seafarers, working conditions, training, and safety.
In honor of the internationally recognized day, Seafarers’ House plans to thank the hard-working crew of cargo ships and tankers berthed in Port Everglades between June 24 and June 28 by delivering gift bags filled with an assortment of items including snacks, t-shirts and hats, games, sanitizers, and masks that we anticipate welcoming more than 300 seafarers. In a normal year, Seafarers’ House hosts a barbecue with games and prizes but given pandemic restrictions requiring the crew to remain on-ship and because the Seafarer’s Center is “under construction”, the party is going to the ships!
Please consider a gift to Seafarers’ House to help us provide gifts to the hardworking seafarers.
Special thanks to those who are helping us care for seafarers in celebration of the Day of the Seafarer!
Seafarers International Union