The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set Monday, June 25, at the “Day of the Seafarer.”
The IMO, which is a specialized agency of the United Nations, is using the activities associated with the day to address seafarers’ wellbeing, particularly mental health.
By focusing on these issues, this campaign can inform specific strategies to tackle stress and other matters affecting seafarers’ mental conditions and make the tools available more widely known.
The campaign will seek to highlight and highlight best practices and good examples but will also bring out areas of concern and examples of shortcomings.
More information may be found at www.imo.org .