World Maritime Day Is Celebrated on 30 September
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♦ World Maritime Day is celebrated on the Last Thursday of September to appreciate the importance of maritime industry and note the importance of maritime security, maritime safety, maritime environment, and shipping.
♦ World Maritime day also marks the day of adaptation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) convention.
♦ In India, International Maritime Day is observed by organising an awards ceremony every year. It is organised to recognise the contribution made by the Indian Maritime industry members in the past 12 months.
♦ An International Conference is for 30 September 2021 on World Maritime Day in South Africa.
♦ IMO was adopted in 1958, and World Maritime Day was first held on 17 March 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of IMO.
♦ The theme for World Maritime Day 2021 is “Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping’s Future”.