Territorians are invited to celebrate International Seafarer's Day this Saturday June 25 with a free community open day at Fort Hill Wharf from 8.30am - 12.30pm.
Darwin Port CEO Terry O’Connor said that Seafarer’s Day recognises the contributions of seafarers and the maritime industry.
“Ships transport almost 90% of the world's trade making them crucial to society – almost everything we utilise, drive and consume arrives by ship to Australia. Seafarer’s Day recognises this and also aims to bring global attention to the issues and risks affecting mariners work and lives,” said Mr O’Connor.
Members of the general public and anyone seeking opportunities in the maritime industry are invited to join in the celebrations. Activities will include a flyover by Australian Border Force surveillance aircraft at around 9am, as well as Svitzer Tugs water displays at 10am and 11am.
With 11 maritime exhibitors on display including AMSA, SMIT Training and NT Water Police, plus a number of vessels along side for viewing, such as CTB Tugs and Svitzer Tugs, the Australian Border Force Operational Control vessel, Bhagwan Marine's oil and gas support vessel, as well as the Darwin Port's state of the art pilot vessel, 'Lamaroo'.
A Care Flight helicopter will on display, with Darwin Sea Scouts providing refreshments and a sausage sizzle.
Parking is available at Fort Hill Wharf, opposite the Deckchair Cinema and along Kitchener Drive, as well as the Darwin Convention Centre.
The International Seafarer's Day open day celebrations at Fort Hill Wharf are proudly sponsored by Darwin Port.
Media contact: Melissa Reiter: 0401 117 076