The theme of the 56th National Maritime Day is the Indian Ocean-an ocean of opportunities.
National Maritime Day is on 5th April
05 April 2021 Current Affairs:The National Maritime Day of India is celebrated on April 5th each and every year. The theme of the 56th National Maritime Day is the Indian Ocean-an ocean of opportunities.
National Maritime Day has been since 1964. More than a hundred years ago, on this day in 1919, the first ship of Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd, SS Loyalty, traveled from Mumbai to England, thus creating the history of navigation. When sea routes were controlled by the British, this was a crucial step in the history of Indian shipping. It marks the anniversary of the red letter in the maritime history of India. Celebrate this day to promote the awareness of supporting intercontinental trade and the global economy. The theme of the 56th National Maritime Day is “Indian Ocean-Ocean of Opportunity”. The 2019 National Maritime Day Award, the Varuna Award, will also be awarded for outstanding contributions to the Indian maritime sector.