As the world yesterday, June 25, markes the International Seafarers Day, a renowned stakeholder in the maritime sector, Captain (Dr.) Hart Modey, has identified with Seafarers worldwide commending their efforts in promoting World trade.

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According to a post on his Facebook page, he said “Today, I want to give a heartfelt shout-out to all these seafarers around the globe. We’re celebrating Seafarers’ Day, and it’s a big day, not just for them, but for all of us. They may be out of sight, but they definitely shouldn’t be out of our minds.

“Now, you may ask me, why’s that? After all, we have a ton of celebratory days dedicated to different kinds of professions. So, what makes this one special? Here’s the scoop.

“Seafarers are the connecting threads in a globalized world. They’re the overlooked yet critical patrols of our oceans, the quiet achievers ensuring the steady flow of global trade”.

Noting the invaluable contributions of seafarers, who is popularly referred to as Master of the Seven Seas, stated that “Without them, over 80% of international trade would collapse. Yes, you heard it right, 80%! That’s how much they impact our lives.

“But the job is not all sunshine and smooth sailing. They brave the lashes of tempests, the anxiety of separation from loved ones, and the peril of pirates to make sure our lives stay normal. So, today, let’s take a moment to appreciate these seasoned mariners, to fully realize how crucial their role is in our daily lives. Happy Seafarers’ Day!”