World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day (World Maritime Day) — one of the international holidays within the United Nations. This day is celebrated since 1978 to address the 10 Session of the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (International Maritime Organization, IMO) one of the days last week of September.

The purpose of World Maritime Day — to draw international attention to the fact what irreparable damage to the seas and oceans cause overfishing, water pollution and global warming. Two of the most important challenges — improving safety at sea and prevention of marine pollution, especially oil.

According to the UN, over the past 100 years, species such as tuna, cod, marlin were caught by 90%. About 21 million barrels of oil annually poured into seas and oceans.

Synthetic wastes discharged into large bodies of water, are the cause of the death of millions of seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals each year. Because of global warming over the past 100 years, the water level in major reservoirs of the planet rose by 10-25 centimeters.