Thanksgiving ceremony for World Maritime Day

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A THANKSGIVING ceremony for World Maritime Day was held by the Ministry of Communications at the As-Saliheen Mosque yesterday.

The annual event was organised by the Marine Department of the ministry alongside Maghrib and Isya’ congregrational prayers.

Present as the guest of honour was the Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar.

Also present were Acting Permanent Secretary Mohd Riza Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos, directors, senios officers and staff from the ministry.

World Maritime Day is celebrated globally to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the maritime environment.

The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day is “International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Conventions: Effective Implementation”.

It aims to highlight International Maritime Organisation’s treaty instruments which have not been enforced yet.

The chosen theme also seeks to highlight the significant benefits to member states should the instruments were ratified and implemented more effectively.

The Brunei Times