Thu | Apr 22, 2021

Maritime Awareness Week 2015 - Honouring seafarers

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Cadets from the Caribbean Maritime Institute stand at attention on the Kingston Waterfront, while balloons are released into the sky to commemorate World Maritime Day 2015.
Dr Peter-John Gordon (left), chairman, Maritime Authority of Jamaica, hands the authority’s director general, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, a special award recognising his decades of dedicated service to the maritime sector locally and internationally. Admiral Brady’s daughter, Lisa Gabay (centre), and his wife Carolyn, join him for the surprise presentation at the Caribbean Maritime Institute’s Maritime and Logistics Conference held at the Jamaican Conference Centre as part of activities for Maritime Awareness Week.

The local shipping industry wrapped up Maritime Awareness Week activities (September 20-26), recognising the contributions of Jamaican seafarers to the development of the country.

Five major industry partners - The Caribbean Maritime Institute, the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, the Port Authority of Jamaica, the Shipping Association of Jamaica, and Kingston Wharves Ltd - organised and executed the series of events with the support of various sponsors.

The International Maritime Organisation theme was 'Maritime Education and Training', which brought focus to the importance of supporting the continued development and growth of the sector through education in satisfying the international demand for a continuous supply of highly trained maritime and logistics specialists.