Ahoy, it's the Day of the Seafarer

Today is the annual Day of the Seafarer and the International Maritime Organisation’s 2019 theme is I Am On Board with gender equality.

The annual Day of the Seafarer theme raises a different issue each year, and encourages conversation around that topic.

This year, seafarers are having their say, and sharing one thing they would change in order to see gender equality on board. Some suggestions include being provided with safety gear that fits, mentoring for female seafarers, and zero tolerance against harassment. View all of the suggestions here.

Currently there is a strong emphasis in the maritime world on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks.

The World Maritime Day theme Empowering Women in the Maritime Community has driven much of this. It provides an opportunity to highlight opportunities for women, as well as the contributions they are already making, in a wide range of maritime careers and professions.

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June Aurora featured our local Mission to Seafarers centre, and the issues facing seafarers every day. Read the article here.

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Brooke Robinson

Brooke is Content Officer for the Communications Team in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle