Paradip Port observed the 46th World Maritime Day With the theme, “MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on” Paradip Port observed the 46th World Maritime Day, today. Unlike National Maritime Day, there is no fixed date of celebration of World Maritime Day. But, generally it is celebrated on last week of September every year. It depends on the individual Governments to decide a suitable date for celebration during last week of September and DG Shipping, Govt. of India has decided and directed to celebrate World Maritime Day on 29th September 2023 in India for this year.
On this occasion, at PPA, Capt. A .C Sahu, Dy.Conservator hoisted the World Maritime Day flag at the Marine Site office in presence of HoDs of PPA, other Sr. Officials of Marine Dept. and students of Orissa Maritime Academy. Later on the students participated in an awareness rally in the Port township. In the evening a Seminar was held at Officers’ Club in which Shri Monoj Mohanta, Marine Engineer, Shri Shashi Sekhar, Asst. Manager, IOCL and Capt. Prasant Sahu, Pilot deliberated on the topic“MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on” .
The first celebration of World Maritime Day was done on 17 March 1978 to mark the occasion of enforcing first convention of IMO in 1958 and since then every year, during last week of September, the World Maritime Day is observed globally.