EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 2017

On 25 June, the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) marks the annual Day of the Seafarer, celebrating the unique contribution made by seafarers to the world.

For 2017 we are asking ports and seafarer centres all over the world to show us how seafarers matter to them by showcasing the great initiatives and services they provide in supporting seafarers.  Click on the map below and learn about the many services in seafarer support and welfare offered to seafarers in different parts of the world.

These centres are not selected or approved by IMO but are typical of the type of facilities available worldwide to seafarers today.

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Dardnesville Junction, Liberia

Our service include: Chaplaincy, Humanitarian service, reaching out to seafarers

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The Ports of Hamilton, Toronto and Oshawa

Hospitality, pastoral care, social justice advocacy, hot coffee, free cookies and free WiFi! Good conversation, pool and Fooze Ball, layered on top of peace and quiet.

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Reunion Island

Spiritual assistance, temporary accommodation, Internet, phone-cards, billiards, karaoke, sports facilities, shops and money exchange. Free mini bus from the port to the centre & back.

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Savannah, Georgia, USA

Ship Visitation, Shipboard worship, Bible Study, Transportation, wifi, sims, counseling, Seafarers' Club

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Port-la-Nouvelle (FRANCE)

WIFI will be free (there is no Wifi at our port) The Seamen's club will open all day. The staff will make some cakes for the seafarers and we'll have some good time playing billiard.

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Halifax, Canada

Recreation facilities, free WiFi, gift shop, ship visiting and free transports to and from centre and to shopping centres. Open house on June 24!

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Free Wifi on the ships. The Port of Montreal has offered Mariners' House a big batch of tuques for all the seafarers from around the world whose vessels dock at the Port throughout the holiday season...to keep them warm!

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Barcelona

Accommodation, Ships visit, free Shuttle bus, free wifi, bar, games, books ,money exchange, social assistance and legal assistance, religious assistance and Saling chaplains programme.

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Tarragona (Spain)

Free tranpsort service, Internet free wifi zone. Phone cards. Religious service, Bar , TV, Bazaar, Souvenirs, Books, Social assistance and visits to seafarer in hospital

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Baku,Azerbaijan

Many services are provided, come and have a look on our website.

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Tenerife

Internet, biblioteca diferentes idiomas, juegos de mesa, refrigerio gratuito (criterio hogar), excursión si fuera posible, informacion local
Visita a barcos 5 dias semana y mas mucho.

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Pozzallo, Italy

Free tranpsort service, Internet free wifi. Phone cards. Religious service, Social assistance and visits to seafarer in hospital.

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Oostvoorne (Rotterdam-Europoort area)

ISC The Bridge will be open on 25 June, Day of the Seafarer. Our opening hours will be 1500 till 2130. We try to organize a service at the location and several festivities.

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Bremerhaven, Seamans Club WELCOME

The Port of Bremerhaven will celebrate Day of the Seafarer with: a Basketball and rope towing tournament, a cheerleading show and a barbecue.

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Chandigarh, India

The Maritime Academy and TMC Shipping Pvt. Ltd. is organising a Marathon 'Run for Seafarers'. So, be a part of the event and show the Seafaring Community your support.

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Santos, Brasil

Ship visiting, free transportation, internet, free wi-fi, mass on board,, social service, sick visitation, newspaper, books, magazines, games, rooms and more.

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Maldives

Events for Day of the Seafarer will include local events, seafarer photoshoot, as well as some videos and interviews of senior seafarers. New website will be launched on 25 June.

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Port Everglades, Florida, USA

Open throughout the year, Seafarers' House is a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect with their families, relax, or get emergency assistance if needed.

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Ha Noi, Viet Nam

To promote and implement MLC 2006 Convention, therefore apply all conditions for seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work.

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Puerto Valparaiso, Chile

A ceremony will be organized on 27 June to celebrate Day of the seafarer and similar events will be held in local maritime authority offices along the country.

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Singapore

Free high speed Internet, telephone booths, magazines, books, food and beverages.

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Copenhagen

News service, movies, television, ships visit, sports arrangement, books and summer houses.

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Port Chennai- India

Free internet connection to seafarers on board ship, reading materials, transport service to nearest seafarer centre.

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South Harbor, Port Area, Manila, Philippines

Recreational facilities, lounging area with audio-visual equipment, pool table, darts, table tennis, board games, bar area, internet and WiFi access and other welfare services.

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Cebu, Philippines

Internet, chapel, basketball and table tennis facilities. Transport services.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Internet, chapel, ship visiting, sports facilities, transport service.

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Monfalcone, Italy

Stella Maris Monfalcone. Internet, ship visiting, bicycle lending, mobile lending.

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Port Hueneme, California

Special event at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on 25 June. The event will feature members of the mariners' center staff. We will be giving out free, fresh bananas to all those in attendance.

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Hong Kong, China

Day of the Seafarer celebration will include: Shoreline Cleanup, Colouring Competition, Exhibition, Visit and Basketball Match.

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Odessa Ukraine

Event organized for Day of the Seafarer , gifts will be given to crew members on 25 June. A free city excursion on a tourist coach will be organized for seafarers from different ships.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

We offer, computers use, WI-FI, telephone, calling cards, market, electronic accessories, flight ticket reservations, and more. On June 25th, we'll be celebrating Day of the Seafarer where we'll be giving out t-shirt, lanyards, and pins.

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Port of Richards Bay, South Africa

Hospital visit, Internet, Sim Cards, Restaurant, Entertainment (TV / Billiards / Table Tennis / Foosball / Darts) Library, Postal Services, BBQ Facilities.

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Potenciana Streets, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Lounging and Resting Area with Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV Free Snacks, Refreshments, Free Medical Consultation, Sailor's Home Tour

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Sydney, Australia

The centre will have an open day event so come and visit. The centre offers many services to seafarers. Visit their website.

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Tokyo, Japan

Internet, Ship visiting.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Internet, chapel, transport service, port chaplaincy

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Sriracha, Thailand

Internet, port chaplain

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Batangas, Philippines

Accommodation, port chaplaincy

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Valletta, Malta

Internet, Chapel, Accommodation, Port Chaplain

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Yokohama, Japan

International telephone calls, free Internet, bar, pinball, billiards, video game, darts, table tennis, chapel, port chaplain, ship visiting.

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Ghent, Belgium

Internet, table tennis, chapel, transport service, port chaplain, ship visiting

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Tamatave, Madagascar

Internet, chapel, table tennis, billiards, accommodation, transport service, port chaplain, ship visiting

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Corpus Christi, Texas

We provide transportation from ship to the Center or shopping. We sell phone cards, SIM cards, toiletries, snacks, beverages, food and souvenirs. And much more.

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Georgia, United States

On June 24, our Board of Directors is throwing an appreciation low country boil for our volunteers who provide our services to the seafarers. Seafarers are also invited.

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Batumi, Georgia

Free internet in ports, March of the Cadets, Seafarers award ceremony,Public lectures, Street fare, Free amusement park for children, Concert.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain

Free WIFI, Free shuttle bus for cruise crew, Religious services, Minimarkets with the favourite crew members foreign and local products.

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Huelva, Spain

The Port of Huelva is a modern port which offers all the services that any shipping company or its crew might need.

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Hamburg - Seamens Club Altona & Museumshafen Oevelgönne

We offer free services like WiFi and non alcoholic drinks & cakes. We will celebrate Day Of The Seafarer at Maritime Museum where where there will be many fun activities.

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Hamburg, Germany

Many services are offered, free wifi, pool table, bar, food, shops, books, transport services, social services and more.

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Panama City, Panama

A two-day celebration will be organized at different locations including a family walk and gift donations.

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Mombasa, Kenya

On the Day of the Seafarer 2017 we will be holding an Open Day for all Seafarers and the Public at the Mission to Seafarers In Mombasa,Kenya.

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Manila, Philippines

We will hold a pre-celebration of Day of the Seafarers on June 23, 2017 to honor officers and crew members. seafarers are entitled to free wifi, food, beverages, movies and more.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

The centre provides hot and cold drinks, free wifi throughout the centre. Telephone calls to home, newspapers in different languages and more.

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Kandla, India

The centre offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of the seafarers who visit Kandla — to offer them both, convenience and comfort.

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Singapore

For this year's Day of the Seafarer, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be giving out gift hampers to the seafarers visiting the Port of Singapore.

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Maklar, Hungary

Hungarian Marines Association is celebrating Day of the Seafarer in the Seaman's Museum Maklar, which is also the Seamen's Center in Hungary. We will issue special coins for this day.

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Mumbai, India

On Day of the Seafarer, we wil visit ships in port with greeting card, Seafarer Day badges, small chocolate box to be distributed to onboard staff and more.

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Mahim, Mumbai, India

Many activities will be organized for Day of the Seafarer including a Talent Show by the Seafarers and meditation Masterclass for the overall wellbeing of seafarers.

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Our seamen´s club is open 12.00-18.00 on 25 June. Free transport from and back, to the ship. Free WiFi and computers. Nice cafeteria with suprise gifts for seafarers.

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Southampton, United Kingdom

We provide the 'Seafarer Support' central point of contact 'referral' service for the UK maritime sector. The service includes 143 maritime charities and organisations.

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Victoria, Canada

Hosting a complimentary lunch for the crew of the Grand Princess while in port. Together with Lighthouse Ministries we provide seafarers center with free wifi, beverages.

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands

For Day of the Seafarer, Cook Islands will be hosting a lunch for all Seafarers on 23 June at Avatiu Harbour. Videos will be released showing support for Day of the Seafarer.

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Cuxhaven, Germany

We will be celebrating Day of the Seafarer together with you SEAFARERS with a Barbecue at the Seamens’ Mission and say “Thank you!”

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Ship visit, free WiFi and transportation both to the centre and places of interest, local shopping, tourist attractions. Friendship and opportunity for conversation and more.

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Dublin, Ireland

The Organisers aim is to highlight the Seafarers work, their necessity to Ireland and how the local community and groups interact with the seafarers.

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Khalifa Port, Zayed Port

We are offering good welfare services and Abu Dhabi Ports has distributed 800 gift parcels to seafarers across its ports.

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Karachi, Pakistan

Event organized and get together of seafarers at Life boat station of Maritime Training Institute. Video, demonstration and talks.

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Port St Johns, Mbizana

A Day of the Seafarer celebration will be staged at Mbizana in the Eastern Cape. The event will also features cadets currently undergoing training under the country national cadets development programme.

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Port of Callao, Peru

A ceremony and Conference will be organized on 23 June to celebrate Day of the Seafarer and similar events will be held in local Captaincies of the Port along the country.

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Manila, Philippines

For this year, a pre-celebration will be held on 23 July 2017. A FREE afternoon tea will be provided to all trainees and we will be giving away UMTC souvenirs.

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Barcelona, Spain

Supporting Day of the Seafarer together with StellaMaris, the Port of Barcelona is dedicated to offer good quality services to all its seafarers.

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Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

We are celebrating Day of the Seafarer on 25 June and thereby reiterate our commitment to provide advice on STCW convention and continuous professional development training.

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Oman ,Muscat

A celebration for Day of the Seafarers will be held on July 11 to honour Omani seafarers, ports and shipping companies. There will be a best picture competition and more.

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Constanta, Romania

For Day of the Seafarer, the centre will host social gathering with seafarers and their families as well as representative talking about how sefafers matters.

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Pointe aux Sables, Mauritius

The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources,Fisheries and Shipping is organizing many fun activities for Day of the Seafarer including film, games, and prizes.

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Bergen, Norway

A gathering at the seamans welfare centre at Bergen harbour will be held for Day of the Seafarer.

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London, United Kingdom

Proud to be celebrating Day of the Seafarer. Our crew books service delivers to ships all over the world, supporting the well-being,and lifelong learning needs of seafarers.

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Antwerp, Belgium

On 25 June for Day of the Seafarer, there will be a Karaoke evening at the Antwerp Harbour Hotel - International Seamen's' House Lounge in the evening starting 7.30 PM

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Venice, Italy

The Seamen's Club is inside Venice passenger ship port. For visiting in Marghera port call: 800 125 168 Shuttle Bus Service for seafarares to Urban area.

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Port Bulnose, Lagos, Nigeria

Transportation, Internet, Ship visit, Counselling, Social Work, Telephone, Scrabble, Happy hour
Souvenirs.

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Port Canaveral, Florida

Free Internet and WiFi, Free shuttle bus every 30 minutes to and from cruise ships, Free shuttle to shopping areas, computer, private phones and more.

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El Salvador

El Salvador, as part of the Day of the Seafarer, begins its First Maritime High School under IMO standards, providing young people new job options in the maritime industry.

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San Diego, California, USA

Our seafarers center provides mariners who live and work at sea with services like: beverages, ice cream, dry snacks, pool and ping pong tables, library, computer with free internet and more.

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Lima, Perú

On 23 June, a conference will be held to show a survey result and raise awareness about the needs of implementing terminal's services to improve seafarer´s life at ports.

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Jakarta, Indonesia

On 21 June 2017, the Ministry for Transportation celebrated the Day of the Seafarer together with the launching of a vessel.

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Makati, Philippines

Through its Family and Crew Relations Department, provides seafarers and families training on entrepreneurship. livelihood, health and wellness. An event was organized for Day of the Seafarer too.

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Port Newark, New Jersey, USA

To celebrate the IMO's International Day of the Seafarer, Chaplains and Ship Visitors will bring sweet treats to the ships in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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Constanta, Romania

We provide transport, indoors sports, (billiard, table tennis, table football, gym) , quiet room, laundry , showers, meeting room, food and more.

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London, United Kingdom

ITF has more than 690 affiliated transport trade unions in 157 countries, with a total of more than 5.1 million members.

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La Punta, Callao, Lima

For Day of the Seafarer, we have organized a lunch in a restaurant near the port, all officers on the ground are invited.

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Myanmar

Myanmar Seafarers made blood donation at the Yangon Blood Bank today with the aim to prove that seafarers can save lives.

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Port of Kakinada, India

We offer many services such as Free WiFi, Recreational services, Free Reading Material, Books, Daily News and Magzines, Free Health Material.

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