National Maritime Day

5 April marks the National Maritime Day of India.

On this day in 1919, navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd., journeyed to the United Kingdom, a crucial step for India shipping history when sea routes were controlled by the British.

Ø  National Maritime Day is being observed annually since 1964.

Ø  It provides opportunity to spread awareness in supporting safe and environmentally sound commerce between continents across the world.

Ø  2019 Theme: “Indian Ocean – an Ocean of Opportunity

Ø  World Maritime Day (WMD) is observed every year on September 29  to highlight the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.

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