Military Review

25 June celebrates Mariner's Day (Sailor's Day)

Annually, June 25 celebrates the international holiday, which is known as the Day of the Mariner, or the Day of the Seaman. This profession throughout stories humanity was considered honorable, unusual and quite dangerous. Only true connoisseurs of maritime romance can devote their lives to navigation. Thanks to the work of modern sailors, the continuous development of the world economy takes place, international trade is carried out. All the more surprising is the fact that sailors received their professional holiday relatively recently - only in 2010 year.

Approved in 2010, the international holiday primarily affects civilian specialists, commercial sailors fleetwhich, until recently, unlike their military colleagues, did not have a professional holiday. It was in 2010 that the countries that are members of the International Maritime Organization, which are part of the UN, at a conference in Manila decided to establish a professional holiday for seafarers. This holiday was necessary to establish in order to emphasize the importance of navigation for our world, the contribution of sailors to the development of international trade, the economy and civil society is today invaluable. This holiday is about 1,5 million professionals who forever connected their lives with the water element, working in the merchant fleet.

Previously, only those sailors whose professions were directly or indirectly related to military affairs had their professional holidays. This injustice in relation to the civilian seamen of the merchant fleet has been corrected by UN resolution No. XXUMX. In the modern world, it is the mariners of the merchant fleet who provide about 19 percent of all global trading activity. Thanks to their work, which is imperceptible at first glance, a wide variety of goods are delivered to remote regions of our planet, the delivery of food to regions suffering from shortages is especially important. At the same time claiming a new holiday, its organizers hoped to hold within its framework various informational events affecting acute topics and problems of navigation, which include sea piracy, which exists in the XXI century, and the problems of pollution of the oceans.

The vast expanses of water occupy more than two thirds of the area of ​​our planet. Therefore, there is nothing strange in the fact that people, even in the most remote times from our days, were striving to overcome the seas and oceans. The first means that a person used for swimming were rafts of a primitive design, which appeared in the Stone Age.

Now it is impossible to say who exactly built the first ship. It is known that the history of shipbuilding and shipping is no less than 8 thousands of years, which corresponds to the Neolithic epoch in time. Modern science is still unable to say exactly in which country the shipbuilding industry originated and originated, and where exactly the person first entered the open sea. Recent studies suggest that this has happened in Egypt. Over the centuries, ships have changed the world and changed the fate of nations. It was on the ships that people went on long voyages, made world tours and great geographical discoveries, searched for new lands, new life and new markets for goods and services.

In this case, the most dramatic changes in the design of both combat and trade ships occurred relatively recently, they occurred in the last 200 years. Prior to this, over the millennia, from the 3rd millennium BC to the beginning of the XIX century AD, the ships were set in motion solely with the help of paddles and sails. Today everything has changed. Modern ships are huge and technically perfect. The seas and oceans of the Earth ply thousands of huge tankers and bulk carriers, as well as passenger liners and ferries, some of which overshadow even such giants as modern aircraft carriers with their size.

Today, the profession of a seaman in Russia, as in the rest of the world, is deservedly respected by society. For a long time, the brave conquerors of the water element became an example to follow for the younger generation, who literally admired their voyages. Many well-known writers have done a lot to popularize the profession and give it more romance. Many boys in their childhood were inspired by the works of Jules Verne, hoping to repeat the path of the protagonist of the book "The Fifteen Year Old Captain". Many of them, when they grew up, tied their fate to the sea.

At the same time, human history contains a lot of examples of feats and self-sacrifice of sailors, which contributes to the fact that the profession is still surrounded by an aura of romance and heroism. This halo is supported by numerous works of art, sailors are still making films and cartoons, numerous novels and novels are being written, and this means more and more new boys dream of connecting their entire lives with the sea. At the same time, the profession of a sailor is not only romance, but also routine and rather dangerous work. Despite the enormous technological development that has occurred over the millennia in the field of shipbuilding, any ship can become a victim of the elements over which man still has no power. At the same time, maritime shipping itself, especially commercial, plays a huge role for the economy of the entire planet, ensuring the well-being of millions of people all over the world. And the industry itself always needs professionals, so the holiday, which is annually celebrated on June 25, is an excellent additional informational occasion, emphasizing the importance and necessity of the seaman's profession, the significance of which remains as great as at the dawn of our civilization.

25 June “Military Review” congratulates all seamen of civil specialties, both acting and retired, on their professional holiday - International Day of the Navigator!

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  1. MPN
    MPN 25 June 2018 10: 07
    Well, sea souls in vests, a holiday !!! drinks
    1. cost
      cost 25 June 2018 10: 20
      for those at sea
      1. Hole puncher
        Hole puncher 25 June 2018 10: 58
        Quote: Rich
        for those at sea

        For those on board, who are overboard, he himself will get drunk.
        1. senima56
          senima56 25 June 2018 14: 24
          “For those who are at sea!” - a traditional, (third glass) toast of sailors, is drunk in memory of those who stayed “at sea” forever! And the one who mocks it-!
          1. Seaman77
            Seaman77 25 June 2018 23: 30
            Happy holiday, colleagues!
            1. Sharky
              Sharky 26 June 2018 18: 02
              Thank you comrades! drinks
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 25 June 2018 10: 07
    Civil moraman - congratulations !!! drinks Remember - they are waiting for you on the beach !!! drinks
    1. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 25 June 2018 10: 33
      Quote: aszzz888
      Civil moraman - congratulations !!! drinks Remember - they are waiting for you on the beach !!! drinks

      In honor of a good holiday, I would like to ask Columbus: - Close America back ....! negative
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 25 June 2018 11: 11
        Major Yurik (Yuri) Today, 10: 33 I would like to ask Columbus in honor of a good holiday: - Close America back....! negative

        good good good
  3. san4es
    san4es 25 June 2018 10: 14
    drinks ... 7 feet. Good luck
  4. Bashibuzuk
    Bashibuzuk 25 June 2018 10: 20
    Brothers are sailors, and it doesn’t even matter, of a merchant fleet of one kind or another.
    With all my heart I congratulate you on such an International Day for the Sailor.
    Although, I remember that in the Soviet Union there were officially both the Day of the Sailor and the Day of the Fisherman (my holiday, specifically) - and the main one - the Day of the Navy. For I had time everywhere - and serve and work.
    And the holidays were just in July, my month.
    For us, stung by the sea!
    1. Karayakupovo
      Karayakupovo 25 June 2018 17: 32
      The first Sunday is the Day of the Sailor and Riverman, and the 4th Sunday is the Day of the Navy. Well, then I congratulate myself on Sailor's Day!
  5. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 25 June 2018 10: 27
    throughout the history of mankind was considered honorable

    Is it now about the profession, about which the British have the proverb "For the gallows and for the fleet, everyone is good"? And about forced recruitment too? Not, well, if "the whole story" for the author of the article is "... from the middle of the XNUMXth century," then it’s crippled ...

    But, of course, the Merimans - with the HOLIDAY! Seven feet under the keel and calm sea. So that boats are required only for visits and fishing.
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 25 June 2018 10: 51
    Happy Holidays! love
    For sailors on Neptune Day
    Today we will drink to the bottom!
    The wave keeps you afloat,
    And all hopes come true.
    Let the storm and storm not threaten
    And God will protect you from troubles!
  7. Seal
    Seal 25 June 2018 11: 16
    In the USSR, the day of the workers of the Sea and River Fleet was celebrated and is now celebrated in Russia on the first Sunday of July.
    1. shubin
      shubin 25 June 2018 11: 25
      And the second Sunday of July is the day of the Fisherman. In my opinion, all Klaipeda was on your ears! Oh, gold denech! By the way, the holiday was stolen from the "occupiers", they call the Sea Day, only without sailors.
      1. shubin
        shubin 25 June 2018 11: 27
        Yes, and the "white bone" by the way, with the holiday! drinks
  8. Conductor
    Conductor 25 June 2018 11: 37
    100 grams is not a sin for sailors and drink !!!
  9. Viktor Afanasev
    Viktor Afanasev 25 June 2018 12: 52
    Happy Holidays, comrades !!!!!! good laughing drinks
  10. oldzek
    oldzek 25 June 2018 14: 04
    yes, brothers, we lived to see the international holiday. But once we were considered the third kind of people. The ancient Greeks divided people into those who are alive, those who are dead and those who are at sea .... and indeed, a sailor is not a profession diagnosis. Do not be offended by colleagues. It’s not so much about you as about myself.
  11. skipper83
    skipper83 25 June 2018 14: 20
    Happy holiday, dear colleagues. Let your beloved and dear people always wait for you at home. Quiet contracts, worthy salaries, good crews, fair wind and at least 7 feet under the keel.
  12. konstantin68
    konstantin68 25 June 2018 17: 12
    Seven feet under the keel to all seaman!