We don’t know how many of our readers have noticed. People say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ or ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ but not ‘Happy Day of the Seafarer’. And yet, the 25th of June is supposed to be a day for showing our love for the men and women who toil at sea – just as we would express the same feeling to those close and dear to us. This day belongs to seafarers, not to IMO or those who declare support for its promotional campaign. It’s a day for greeting seafarers and wishing them happiness and success, not a day for mouthing slogans. ~Barista Uno

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