World Maritime Day 2023 will be observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Sunday with the theme "MARPOL at 50-Our commitment goes on".
The theme spotlights the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which covers the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes, a release said here today.
Like other years, the Department of Shipping and other organisations and institutions of the maritime sector under the Shipping Ministry are going to observe the 'World Maritime Day-2023' in great enthusiasm.
To mark the day, a special programme will be held by the Shipping ministry tomorrow.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will be present as the chief guest in the programme while the Senior Secretary of the Ministry will preside over it.
Director General (DG) of Department of Shipping will deliver the welcome address and conduct the event. International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General will deliver a speech at the event.
Special article and paper presentation, unveiling of the magazine titled: 'World Maritime Day-2023' and award-giving ceremony for outstanding contributions to the maritime sector will be held at the programme in separate segments, the release added.