Day of the seafarer 2022

Wednesday 22 June 2022
Our voyage – then and now, share your journey
Day of the seafarer

Day of the seafarer on 25 June is an important day in maritime. Without seafarers we would not have a maritime sector, and our global and regional infrastructures and economies would look quite different, so Day of the Seafarer is an opportunity to appreciate the people making it possible. 

The theme this year ‘Our voyage — then and now, share your journey’ looks at seafarer voyages, how seafaring has evolved over time, and what is at the heart of seafarers’ realities. 

The theme this year has given us a chance to find out what resonates with seafarers now — whether it's the crew-change crisis being unresolved, connectedness with family and friends, the future of technology or something else. 

Day of the seafarer is an initiative of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. The IMO's work supports the UN sustainable development goals, which cover seafarer welfare and living and working conditions at sea. 

Seafarer safety and wellbeing is one of AMSA’s key priorities. Learn about AMSA’s work to achieve this.

AMSA Board member and maritime industry professional Captain Jeanine Drummond, give us her take on the evolution of the maritime industry during her career and what she hopes to see come to fruition in her time.