The video is a message by IMO Secretary-General addressing seafarer’s wellbeing, particularly their mental health and how this year’s campaign on the Day of the Seafarer, highlights specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions.
This year the campaign includes a short survey aimed at collecting seafarers’ feedback on whether they know their rights at sea and whether those rights are being implemented into their operational reality. The collected data will be fed back to IMO Member States creating a direct line of communication between seafarers and governments.
IMO has also launched a photo competition, targeted at seafarers, to show the world what a #GoodDayAtSea looks like. IMO invites all interested seafarers to participate and submit photos here.