A video message from IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has been posted for the World Maritime Day 2014.
The World Maritime Day is celebrated every year usually during the last week of September but the exact date is left to individual Governments.
The theme of World Maritime Day 2014 is "IMO conventions: effective implementation" and it will be celebrated on September 25. The day will focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.
The World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2014 will be held between October 27-19 in Tangiers, Morocco.