01st July 2015

Lord Provost Visits Aberdeen Harbour to Celebrate Day of the Seafarer

Lord Provost George Adam visited Aberdeen Harbour's Marine Operations Centre to mark the Day of the Seafarer.

The event, organised by the International Maritime Organisation, was established to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and society, and for the risks and personal sacrifices they make to carry out their jobs. 

It is estimated that over 100,000 seafarers visit Aberdeen Harbour every year, and Aberdeen Harbour Master and Director of Operations, Captain Ray Shaw, was pleased to be able to join in the celebration of their work. Captain Shaw commented, 'The role of the seafarer is often overlooked. Their contribution to the local economy is significant, whilst their skills and dilligence help ensure that Aberdeen harbour continues to operate safely and efficiently'.

As part of his visit Lord Provost Adam also visited the Aberdeen Seafarers' Centre on Market Street, which is partly funded by Aberdeen Harbour Board.