The Maritime community is celebrating today, the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognise their unique contribution in the maritime world. This year the IMO chose the  theme “Seafarers’ wellbeing” as a particular concern on the seafarers’ mental health, whereby the campaign will address specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions. As part of the campaign, the aim is to promote the improvement of the seafarer’s conditions such as abandonment, wages, no criminalization, repatriation, shore leave and Maritime Labour Convention issues. An on-line survey was also created by IMO to collect seafarers’ feedback.