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MAJ celebrates seafarers

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MAJ logoSeafarers will take centre stage today at the offices of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) as it hosts a Seafarers’ Appreciation Day in celebration of the International Day of the Seafarer.

Long-serving and experienced Jamaican crew members will join cadets and newly-qualified seafarers to share reflections from their life at sea and how their maritime training, with the Caribbean Maritime Institute, has served them.

A highlight of the day will be an address by the President of Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC), Claudia Grant (MAJ Deputy Director General), who will tell seafarers and invited guests about the important role women seafarers play in the maritime sector.

In addition to refreshments, the seafarer guests will each receive a token of appreciation from the MAJ and the Jamaica Ship Registry (JSR).
MAJ Director General, Admiral Peter Brady, said: “The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is honoured to join with the rest of the world in celebrating the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ 2015. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the campaign to raise awareness about seafarers and the seafaring career.

“On this day, we salute seafarers all over the world and urge bright young students to ‘dip their feet’ in the grand opportunities presented by this noble profession.”

“Jo”

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