Day of the Seafarer 2015

25 June 2015

Day of the Seafarer is celebrated on the 25th of June every year. This year the International Maritime Organization is shifting its focus to maritime education. Most people go to work in offices, factories and shops, but it’s a different picture for seafarers: an office can be a hundred thousand-ton oil tanker or a cargo ship navigating the world’s oceans with beautiful landscapes. A career at sea can be both challenging and rewarding. P&O Maritime featured a special story earlier this year on International Women’s Day in Soundings March edition which showcased exactly what a career at sea was like for several of the women in our workforce.

This year’s IMO campaign will show how the multi-faceted maritime world offers a series of rich and fulfilling career opportunities for young people, both at sea and ashore. In the meantime, you can start to spread the word if you’re on social media, share your experiences using the campaign hashtag #CareeratSea.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our seafaring employees an enjoyable day and thank them for their continued service. Look out for the June edition of Soundings for a special feature on Day of the Seafarer.