National Maritime Day is observed every April 5. This year it will be India’s 59th National Maritime Day. The first anniversary was held in 1964 to raise awareness about international trade and the economy.
Every year, the day is commemorated to support the global economy, which is the most well-organized, safe, and environmentally responsible way of delivering commodities from one end of the globe to the other.
The theme of National Maritime Day 2022 is ‘Sustainable Shipping beyond Covid-19’.
The first ship built by The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd., The SS Loyalty, travelled from Bombay (Mumbai) to the United Kingdom on April 5, 1919, beginning the history of Indian shipping.
In 1959, India also joined the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The International Marine Organization (IMO) is in charge of maritime safety and pollution prevention.