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Seafarers Awareness Week 24–30 June 2017
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 and tagged as Press
Seafarers UK coordinates and promotes Seafarers Awareness Week
in June each year, to coincide with the International Maritime
Organization's 'Day of the Seafarer'.
As an 'island nation' the UK has always been heavily dependent
on our maritime industry. Over 90% of imports come to us by ship,
including much of our everyday food and fuel. Yet many people are
completely unaware of the world of shipping, the seafarers who work
in it, and the essential role of our sea ports.
Each year we focus on a fresh theme for Seafarers Awareness
Week. In 2017 we are promoting UK maritime employment
opportunities, including shore-based jobs.
Seafarers UK is also stimulating 'Sea Ports for Prosperity'
publicity, encouraging UK port owners and operators to actively
promote their essential contribution to the national economy.
For more information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns
Manager, Seafarers UK, email email@example.com, phone
020 7932 5969.
30 Park Street London SE1 9EQ, +44 (0) 20 7357 9722, firstname.lastname@example.org