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This is how Cyprus Shipping celebrated the International Day of the Seafafer

Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd

Celebrating IMO’s Day of the Seafarer 2021 – A Fair Future for Seafarers!
Let’s us all do our utmost within our power to ensure that from our part, whichever sector of the industry we represent, that seafarers around the world receive a fair treatment!

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Today, on the Day of the Seafarer, we honour all brave men and women who sail the seven seas. At 12pm local time, vessels around the world will sound their horns to give a big shout out to all our seafarers. The initiative – led by the International Chamber of Shipping – also intends to raise awareness that seafarers are still facing major challenges during the ongoing world health crisis. Continuing restrictions make crew changes difficult adding to the already challenging lives of mariners. We therefore urgently call on all governments and international organisations to prioritise seafarers for vaccinations and to give those who have kept our economies alive during the pandemic the support they need. From all of us, to all of you – Thank you seafarers!

Columbia ShipManagement

This year has been especially difficult for our #seafarers during the #COVID-19 pandemic. As we celebrate Day of the Seafarer today, we acknowledge your dedication and sacrifices made despite the challenges.
Happy Day of the Seafarer!

Cyprus Shipping Chamber

The International Shipping Community celebrated for the 10th year the “Day of the Seafarer”, which was set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 2011. This year’s “Day of the Seafarer”, sends messages of solidarity to all Seafarers worldwide for the difficulties they faced during the pandemic but also of appreciation for their continued service and vital role in transporting world trade and all the necessary goods for the prosperity of the people.

In this respect, this year’s theme is “Fair Future for Seafarers”, aiming to raise awareness and safeguard a fairer future for seafarers. The Shipping Chamber, through its Awareness Campaign for Seafarers last December, has already stressed that States should acknowledge Seafarers’ contribution and support them by finding effective solutions to the below issues:

  • Facilitate vaccinations for all Seafarers. Being key workers, it is important that they are vaccinated the soonest.
  • Provide immediate access to medical care onshore. Seafarers face continuous delays and in some cases the refusal by Port Authorities and national health authorities worldwide, with regard to their obligation to provide immediate access to medical care onshore to Seafarers, in case of a medical emergency onboard.
  • Fair Treatment. Seafarers often face criminalisation in the case of maritime incidents. They are detained and denied access to normal rules of fair play and justice with which to defend themselves against criminal charges.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber in view of this special day and as an active member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), participated in a global initiative organised by ICS, through its shipping Member-companies, where they sounded the horns of their ships together with other ships in ports across the world, on the day, at 12 noon local time. The horns of the ships signaled a reminder of the prolonged crisis that the Seafarers are facing due to the pandemic and the repeated calls for their immediate vaccination, in order to safeguard their health so they continue to supply the world with food, fuel and even with the vaccine itself.

Enesel Group

Today is the Day of the Seafarer!
During the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers found themselves both on the front line of the global response and subject to difficult working conditions surrounding uncertainties. Enesel Group really appreciates their efforts and sacrificies and wants to thank all the seafarers around the world, recognising the importance of their role in ensuring the efficient and safe transportation of cargoes. Thank you!

Epsco Group

Day of the Seafarer 2021
Let us celebrate the International Day of the Seafarer by recognizing the important role that seafarers have always played in our daily lives, especially during these challenging times whereby they have gone beyond the call of duty.

Seafarers: the world is listening, celebrating the men and women that keep international trade moving. #seafaresday #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers #FairFuture4Seafarers #maritime #seafarer #seaman #ibinfluencingbusiness

Fleet Management Limited

On the occasion of IMO’s Day of the Seafarer 2021, we asked our seafarers to share their stories and what a fair future means to them.

Interorient Shipmanagement

The IMO has set aside June 25th each year as the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ in recognition of the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families. Every year a campaign is initiated to highlight the importance of the Seafarer.
Last year’s campaign brought the crew change crisis to the world’s attention. Almost a year on, the number of crew impacted by the government border restrictions has halved. However, the deadly second and third waves of the pandemic in India and other countries are seeing a return to travel bans for seafarers.
Access to vaccines is also a pressing issue. Over half of the international seafarer workforce is from developing nations that have limited vaccine supplies.
This year’s campaign is aimed at reminding the world of the urgent need to vaccinate all seafarers and the dangers of leaving this unique population unvaccinated.
We take this opportunity to thank our seafarers and their families for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make. Every seafarer has contributed to keeping the world economy running round the clock with precision, diligence and loyalty. We honour you today…and every day.

Intership Navigation Co. Ltd

25th June is The Day of the Seafarer. It is a day of awareness and opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of seafarers across the globe to international trade and the world economy. It is an opportunity to show respect and gratitude to the 1.5 million seafarers worldwide who keep the world supplied, sometimes at a great personal cost.
Intership is taking this opportunity to thank seafarers everywhere for their dedication and to highlight the issue of unfair criminalisation of seafarers. Read about Captain Lasota and his experience at http://www.intership-navigation.com/…/captain-lasota-freed
We are proud to have Captain Lasota and his family share this day with us.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilios Demetriades and his Ministry for their support and efforts in promoting crew vaccinations and facilitation of crew changes in a particularly difficult year.


The 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign pays tribute to seafarers, acknowledging their sacrifice and the issues they face. Many seafarers have been away from home for months and are unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions.
Seafarers are on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic, they play a significant role in maintaining the worldwide supply chains active and the flow of essential goods, such as food, medicine, and medical supplies.
Today we would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our seafarers and appreciate their hard work to deliver global trade throughout this global crisis.

Marlow Navigation

All within our industry know well about the vital work of seafarers to shipping and global trade. Let’s come together and raise even more awareness to the outside world – to governments and the general public – so to achieve greater appreciation and recognition for seafarers as key workers and ultimately a more #FairFuture4Seafarers
In Support of #DayoftheSeafarer 2021, like, share and leave your comment to drive this message of “THANKS” home!

MCTC Marine Ltd

MSC Mediterranean Shipping

Happy Day of the Seafarer!
Here’s a greeting from the crew of the MSC Apolline.
During the past year and a half, seafarers have kept the supply of vital goods flowing despite very difficult circumstances.
Today we send them our most heartfelt thanks – and also urge all governments to recognise seafarers as key workers to allow safe crew changes and priority access to vaccines.

OSM Maritime Group

Today is the UN’s Seafarers’ Day and we Celebrate with You!
The 25th of June of each year is the internationally acknowledged “Day of the Seafarer”, recognizing the inestimable contribution that people working at sea make to international trade and the global economy, regularly at great personal cost to themselves and their families. This is the reason why all the stakeholders of the Maritime Industry honor and pay tribute to these tireless workers, for their unbreakable spirit and their hard work.
This year’s Day of the Seafarer, the International Maritime Organization 2021 encourages governments to support seafarers amid the pandemic and expands its message, calling for a Fair Future For Seafarers. Colleagues at the sea and all seafarers of the world, Happy Seafarers’ Day, we are grateful to you!

Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus

  • Cyprus acknowledges the role of seafarers with concrete actions!
  • Crew Changes and Repatriation of 20000 seafarers!
  • Proposal for a Global Vaccination Program with the adoption of ILO Resolution!
  • National Vaccination Scheme to cover 40000 seafarers!

Supernova Consulting

On #DayoftheSeafarer we recognise the invaluable contribution of seafarers to worldwide commerce, transport, and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families.
With the public becoming more aware of the realities of what seafarers experience in terms of isolation and hardship, during the pandemic, all stakeholders must work together to ensure a #FairFuture4Seafarers.

Tototheo Maritime

Today, on the #DayoftheSeafarer we take a moment to reflect on the challenges faced by seafarers worldwide. We celebrate the Day of the Seafarer by sharing our team’s thoughts on what a #FairFuture4Seafarers is. Thank you to all the seafarers for your efforts and commitment!

Uniteam Marine

Uniteam Marine is committed to the health, wellbeing and personal development of all our seafarers.
We are signatories to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, and we actively support crews through our onboard “Five Ways to Wellbeing” and “Mental Fitness Gym” programmes.
The message is simple: We Care


On this special day, we are grateful for all the hard work you do.
To the seafarers around the world, a humble Thank you to each and everyone of you!

Zeaborn Ship Management

A respectful salute to all our colleagues at sea and all seafarers around the world – We cannot repeat enough how thankful we are for all the commitment, engagement, understanding and patience you have shown in this extremely difficult and challenging times. You are the front liners, the key workers who are keeping the world’s economy running. We are extremely proud of you. With all our respect and best wishes of your Zeaborn Crewing Team on behalf of all shore staff!