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National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5th April in India

National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5th April in India. The day creates awareness to support intercontinental commerce and the global economy as the most well-organized, safe and sound, environmentally responsive approach of transporting goods from one place to another of the world.


  • The theme for the 57th National Maritime Day is "Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet." The theme aims to raise awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The theme also showcases the work that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States are taking various measures to achieve the targets.


  • National Maritime Day is being observed since 1964. On 5 April 1919, navigation history was created in India, when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled to the United Kingdom from Mumbai.
  • The move was very important to Indian shipping history when sea routes were controlled by the British. The transaction marked a red-letter day in the maritime history of India. This day is celebrated to spread awareness in supporting intercontinental commerce and the global economy.
Published date : 07 Apr 2020 01:43PM

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