World Tsunami Awareness Day

Tsunamis are giant ocean waves caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea. As the waves travel inland (sometimes at the speed of a jet plane), they get higher and higher as the depth of the ocean decreases. Though rare, tsunamis can be extremely deadly....

World Maritime Day

International shipping, transporting more than 80 per cent of global trade, is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation for most goods. It is dependable and a low-cost means of transporting goods globally, and facilitates commerce...

Day of the Seafarer

Day of the Seafarer is to recognise the contribution made by 1.5 million seafarers to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families. Ships carry more than 90% of world trade safely, efficiently and with...

World Tuna Day

Tuna includes approximately 40 species in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea. The meat of these warm-blooded fish is rich in Omega-3 and contains minerals, proteins and vitamin B12. Tasty and healthy tuna are thus threatened by an...