Friday, June 26, 2015

Want adventure? Be a seafarer

On the Day of the Seafarer, the United Nations is issuing a strong call to young people to consider seafaring as a career, including with the UN maritime agency, which could offer them a chance to experience "real 
adventure" in a workplace that might be a hundred thousand-ton oil tanker or a cargo ship navigating the world’s oceans with beautiful landscapes and also a stimulating job in a truly hi-tech environment.

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Koji Sekimizu, said, "Today, more than ever, seafaring 
is a job that demands highly trained and qualified personnel."

"Modern ships are designed and built to the highest technical standards and require crew members with a high level of professional competence," he said. "To operate them safely and efficiently is a stimulating job in a truly hi-tech workplace."

Seafaring can provide not only an opportunity to earn money to live and provide for your families, it also offers unique opportunities to navigate the seas of the globe and encounter the wonders of the ocean. "It offers young people the opportunity to experience a world of real adventure on the seas and oceans of our planet, to interact with people from all over the world, and to experience the huge variety of mankind’s culture and heritage," said Sekimizu. 

Image by: UN News Centre

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