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44TH WORLD MARITIME DAY CELEBRATED BY PARADIP PORT

44TH WORLD MARITIME DAY CELEBRATED BY PARADIP PORT

Context:

With the theme, “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future” Paradip Port celebrated the 44th World Maritime Day on 28th Sep 2021.

About the Event:

  • At this event, at PPT, Capt. AC Sahu, Harbour Master hoisted the World Maritime Day flag at the Marine Site office in front of other Marine Dept officials and students of Orissa Maritime Academy. Due to threats to the spread of COVID-19, the World Maritime Day celebration is being held in a restricted manner this year.

Significance of the Day:

  • The significance of this day is to emphasize the importance of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the maritime sector and to highlight its contribution to maritime security, maritime security and the marine environment.
  • Simply put, World Maritime Day can be celebrated for carrying out commercial sea transport, a safe and environmentally friendly maritime transport system for global economic growth.

Background of World Maritime Day:

  • It was first celebrated on March 17, 1978, to celebrate the 1st IMO conference in 1958 and since then every year, last week in September, World Maritime Day is celebrated around the world.

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