A Twitter Thunderclap for the Day of the Seafarer on June 25 reached nearly 13 million people, says the IMO. Across social media, the message that seafarers are indispensable to the world gained momentum in 165 countries across all the continents.
More than 12,000 people have taken part in an interactive quiz, which is still available on the IMO website, and the IMO’s online Photo Wall is still open for new photos.
This year’s campaign theme was #AtSeaForAll.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim celebrated the day at a special Day of the Seafarer event in Manila, Philippines. Lim hailed the seafarers who are the “beating heart” of the shipping world and who quietly, mostly unnoticed, keep the wheels of the world in motion.