Dr Peter Odialu

SEAFARERS refer to all those (officers & ratings) employed to serve onboard any type of marine vessel including both the serving personnel and the veterans. They include among others naval personnel, various marine scientists, coast guards, fishermen and cruise ship/work vessel captains & hbd crew working in local and international cargo vessels, offshore service boats, stationary house boats, Oil Spill Response vessels, recreational/tourism vessels and naval ships (including military liners such as the submarines).

Every June 25 marks World Seafarers Day and this is recognized by the United Nations. This special day was set aside to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy, maritime security and civil society as a whole.

This year (2023) celebration specifically recognizes – that the importance of the role of seafarers in marine pollution control cannot be overemphasized.

It’s on this note with profound humility that I am asking that you join me to wish all serving seafarers and veterans a ‘Happy Seafarers Day’.

Dr. Peter Idialu (DPI), is the Safety Ambassador


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