SIERRA LEONE MARITIME JOINS GLOBAL COLLEAGUES
Under the leadership of Sama Gamanga, the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration which is the country’s open registry accepting worldwide ship owners and various types of vessels that meet national standards will L today Thursday September 30th join similar organizations across the world to celebrate this year’s World Maritime Day on the theme: “Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future.”
The world relies on a safe, secure efficient international shipping industry as an essential component of any program for sustainable green economic growth in a sustainable manner
The promotion of sustainable shipping and maritime development is one of the major priorities of IMO in the coming years.
Therefore energy efficiency, new technology and innovation, maritime education and training, security, traffic management and the development of the maritime infrastructure, development and implementation of global standards covering these and other issues will underpin IMO’s commitment to provide the institutional framework necessary for a green and sustainable global maritime transportation system.
At a time when shipping freight fare are going up, this year’s anniversary seeks to increase the visibility of seafarers by drawing attention to the invaluable role they play now and in the future.
The focus on seafarers comes as the COVID 19 pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on seafarers, with hundreds of thousands of men and women stranded on ships for months beyond their original contracts unable to be repatriated due to national travel restrictions.
A similar number of seafarers are unable to join ships and earn a living.