Seafarers appreciated

A local fishing company paid homage to its crewmembers, acknowledging the important role they play.

07 July 2019 | Events

Martha Uumati, Erongo Marine Enterprises MD; “…at a great personal cost to yourself and your families.”

Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) joined the international maritime community in celebrating the Day of the Seafarer recently.

The company paid homage to the nearly 230 crewmembers aboard its two horse mackerel trawler vessels. In recognition of their valuable contribution to the success of the company, all crewmembers received gift bags upon embarkation.

Often considered the unsung heroes of global trade, seafarers have to endure many hardships and tough working conditions under extraordinary circumstances at sea, sometimes even risking their lives.

The Day of the Seafarer which is celebrated on 25 June every year, serves the purpose of recognising and giving thanks to seafarers the world over for their unique contribution to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society.

“Our crew is the backbone of this company. Without your hard work and under very difficult circumstances at sea, there would be no Erongo Marine Enterprises,” MD Martha Uumati told the crew members.



Importance

She acknowledges the role played by all seafarers in the local fishing and maritime industry who through their hard work, contributed and continue to contribute, to the economic success of Walvis Bay.

“You work selflessly, within the deep seas for long periods to ensure the success of our company at great personal cost to yourself and your families. Being away from your loved ones while you carry out your duties at sea to sustain livelihoods is one of the many challenges you face. “Missing birthdays, family events or weddings is the price you pay to ensure the success of our company.”

This year's Day of the Seafarer celebrations focused on gender inclusivity, with a social media campaign driven by “#IAmOnBoard with gender equality” to raise global awareness.

Throughout 2019, there is a strong emphasis in the maritime world on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks of this global industry.

The theme also supports the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, specifically SDG 5 with the aim to “ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life”.

According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), nearly 90% of the world's food, fuel, raw material and manufactured goods are delivered by sea.

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