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24 June 2021

Day of the Seafarer - 25 June 2021

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Annual event recognises seafarers around the world


The Day of the Seafarer is an annual event, initiated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to recognise the unique role of seafarers in our global community. This Day salutes the vital contributions made by seafarers across the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and society. It reinforces the message, “Seafarers are Key Workers”.


During the last 18 months, our colleagues at sea have found themselves on the front line of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have also been subject to uncertainties and difficulties around port access and crew changes. 


In light of the pandemic, the 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign concentrates on encouraging governments to support seafarers, by calling for a fair future, prioritising seafarers to be vaccinated. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has added its weight to this message, by asking ships in ports to sound their horns at 12 noon local time on the Day of the Seafarer, as a reminder to the world of the urgent need to make COVID vaccinations available to all seafarers. 


Our seafarers form the cornerstone of the Company’s operations, keeping our vessels operational and continuing to show resilience in these uncertain and challenging times. On the Day of the Seafarer, we send our appreciation to all colleagues, at sea and ashore. We are proud to have you as part of Vroon and thank you for your hard work, dedication and resilience. As you will see in this message from our CEO Herman Marks, your safety and well-being really do matter to us.





More information about the Day of the Seafarer can be found on the IMO website. View a message from the IMO Secretary General here.






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