PARADIP, SEPT 28, 2021
With the theme “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”, Paradip Port observed the 44th World Maritime Day, on Tuesday.
On this occasion, Capt. AC Sahu, Harbour Master, hoisted the World Maritime Day flag at the Marine Site office in presence of other senior officials of Marine Department and students of Orissa Maritime Academy.
The significance of this day is to emphasize the importance of International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the maritime sector and to highlight its contribution towards Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Marine Environment. World Maritime Day is celebrated for carrying out commercial sea transport in a safe, secured and environmental friendly manner for the economic growth of the world.
The World Maritime Day was first observed on 17 March 1978 to mark the occasion of enforcing the first convention of IMO in 1958 and since then every year, during last week of September, the World Maritime Day is observed globally.