CSC cel­e­brates In­ter­na­tional “Day of the Sea­farer”

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The in­ter­na­tional ship­ping com­mu­nity cel­e­brated the “Day of the Sea­farer” on 25 June as set by the In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime Or­gan­i­sa­tion (IMO). This year’s “Day of the Sea­farer” cam­paign was en­ti­tled “At Sea For All” and aimed to stress the im­por­tance of sea­far­ers and re­mind the gen­eral pub­lic world­wide that the sea­far­ers con­sti­tute the ‘blood cell’ of ship­ping.

The Cyprus Ship­ping Cham­ber, in co­op­er­a­tion with other as­so­ci­a­tions of the Cyprus Mar­itime Clus­ter, par­tic­i­pated in this year’s cel­e­bra­tions through the ini­ti­a­tion of a gen­eral pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign and pro­mo­tion that in­cluded a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties and events un­der the gen­eral theme: “Trib­ute to the Sea­farer”.

In par­tic­u­lar, var­i­ous cel­e­bra­tion ac­tiv­i­ties and events were held, dur­ing which the en­tire Cyprus ship­ping in­dus­try was in­vited to par­tic­i­pate. Within this frame­work, the Cham­ber in co-op­er­a­tion with WISTA Cyprus, or­gan­ised a joint event es­pe­cially ded­i­cated to the In­ter­na­tional “Day of the Sea­farer”, on June 15, at the premises of the BSM Mar­itime Train­ing Cen­tre in Li­mas­sol. The event was placed un­der the aus­pices of the Min­is­ter of Trans­port, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Works, Mar­ios Deme­tri­ades, who also at­tended and ad­dressed the event. Dur­ing the event, Ge­orge Hoyt, Founder Face of Ship­ping and NewsLink, pre­sented his new web-based project en­ti­tled, “I am a Sea­farer Mo­saic” the pur­pose of which is to “In­crease the Aware­ness and Im­age of Sea­far­ers”.

In ad­di­tion, the Cyprus Ship­ping Cham­ber, or­gan­ised a crew photo com­pe­ti­tion en­ti­tled: “Through the eyes of a Sea­farer” amongst the crew em­ployed by its mem­ber-com­pa­nies, and out of the many photos re­ceived and fol­low­ing a short-list­ing process headed by the Min­is­ter of Trans­port, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Works, Mar­ios Deme­tri­ades, the three best photos were cho­sen and pre­sented dur­ing the Event.

So9me 55,000 sea­far­ers are em­ployed on­board the ships op­er­ated by the mem­ber-com­pa­nies of the Cham­ber in Cyprus.

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