Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Bells and whistles to sound World Maritime Day

Trinidad and Tobago will observe World Maritime Day on Thursday, September 28.

In observation of World Maritime Day, the Ministry of Works and Transport is requesting that all vessels alongside and in harbour display dress ship flags and sound their horns, bells and whistles for five minutes from midday today.

"Connecting Ships, Ports and People" has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2017. The theme was chosen to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse actors involved in the shipping and logistics areas.

A statement from the Works and Transport Ministry said the maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth creators both on land and, through developing a sustainable blue economy at sea.

Further information can be obtained from the Ministry of Works and Transport Maritime Services Division at Clarence House, 127 – 129 Duke Street Port of Spain or by telephone at 625-3858/-3218/3804/223-4351.

Members of the public can also e-mail maritime.services@gov.tt.

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