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Jamaica observes Maritime Awareness Week 2015

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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Jamaica observes Maritime Awareness Week 2015

The international maritime community is celebrating September 20-24 as its annual Maritime Awareness Week under the theme 'Maritime Education and Training'.

Led by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Jamaican shipping and related organisations have mounted a week of activities intended to recognise the service of seafarers to the maritime sector, highlight the dynamic nature of the industries and their importance to world trade, celebrate the achievements in the sector and educate the public on the issues impacting it. This year the focus is on increasing awareness of the career opportunities available, and highlighting institutions that provide training for maritime industry professionals.

MARITIME AWARENESS

WEEK ACTIVITIES

Sunday, September 20: Thanksgiving service at Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20

Monday, September 21: Launch of Open Day (Education exhibition) at the Caribbean Maritime Institute - 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22: Continuation of CMI's Exhibition, Demonstrations and Simulation Activities - 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23: Academic Conference: Last Mile Logistics: The Promise and Possibilities for the Caribbean; Jamaica Conference Centre, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ï Industry Cocktail Mixer, Royal Jamaica Yacht Club - 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 24: Academic Conference Continues:

ï Balloon release to commemorate International Maritime Awareness Day, The Waterfront, downtown Kingston - 11 a.m.

ï Industry Dinner (hosted by WIMAC), Terra Nova Hotel - 6 p.m.