Seafarers make a “significant contribution” to the global community while a career at sea offers the possibility of “a remarkable journey”, according to Rear Admiral (ret’d) Peter Brady, the Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica.
his year’s Day of the Seafarer, which takes place on June 25th every year, takes the theme of “Your Voyage, Then and Now”. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is joining in the celebration of maritime journeys and encouraging its seafarers to share their stories online, using the hashtag #seafarerjourney.
Recalling his own maritime journey, Admiral Brady said:
I have been privileged to be able to ‘give back’ to the maritime community by serving at the International Maritime Organization where, during my ten elected terms as chair of the Standards of Training and Watchkeeping Sub-Committee, I also presided over the Diplomatic Conference in Manila where critical amendments were made to the STCW Convention to the benefit of seafarers’ working lives
As part of its celebrations to mark this important day in the international maritime calendar, is orchestrated by the International Maritime Organization, the MAJ is showcasing some of its’ seafarers and their journeys, then and now, via social media and will highlight the story of a captain on a live voyage at sea.
In support of its seafarers, the Authority is also hosting a webinar at 10am (Bogota) this Friday (June 24) on Estate Management for Seafarers, aiming to advise mariners on matters such as life insurance, estate planning and wealth management.
As we join to commemorate the men and women who serve at sea, help us to applaud your successes by sharing your journey ‘then and now’ with us via social media, using the hashtag #seafarerjourney, while we say a heartfelt thank you to seafarers in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and all over the world on the Day of the Seafarer
Admiral Brady concluded.