World Maritime Day
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About World Maritime Day
Every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates World Maritime Day. Each World Maritime Day focuses on a theme - emphasising an aspect of the IMO’s work.
The aim of the 2017 theme is to build on the World Maritime Day theme for 2016, “Shipping: indispensable to the world”, by focussing on helping IMO Member States to develop and implement maritime strategies to invest in a joined-up, interagency approach that addresses the whole range of issues, including the facilitation of maritime transport, and increasing efficiency, navigational safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime security.
List of events in New Zealand
See how New Zealand celebrated in 2016:
Industry ForumDate: 2 September 2016
To celebrate World Maritime Day, Maritime NZ hosted an annual industry forum.
Merchant Navy DayDate: 3 September 2016
This national commemoration honoured civilian sailors who served during WWI and WWII.