The Kenya Maritime Authority is inviting you to an interactive webinar to celebrate the World Maritime Day 2021 on Thursday, 30th September, 2021, from 1000hrs to 1200hrs. The World Maritime Day is marked annually to provide an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shipping and other maritime activities and to emphasize a particular aspect of the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The theme for this year’s World Maritime Day is ‘Seafarers at the Core of Shipping’s Future’. It is aimed at raising awareness on seafarers’ role in world trade, highlights among other issues, their exceptional contribution as essential workers at the frontline in delivering vital goods amidst the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the issues slated for deliberation during this year are fair treatment, training opportunities, recruitment and safe working environment for seafarers. Their role on safety, maritime security and environmental protection against a backdrop of increased digitalization and automation will also feature.