A select group of speedboat operators will be recognised on Thursday as Guyana observes World Maritime Day.
“Operators plying the Parika- Supenaam, Parika – Bartica, and the Parika – Leguan routes will be recognized for long and dedicated service within the industry and upholding high safety standards on vessels,” the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) has announced.
World Maritime Day is organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
This year’s theme is: “IMO 70: Our Heritage-Better Shipping for a Better Future”. This theme was designed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to focus on, addressing current and future challenges for maritime transport and maintaining continuing contributions towards sustainable growth.
Also receiving tokens will be relatives of persons who have perished on the waterways over the last three years from boat accidents.
The recognition ceremony is planned for the Ports and Harbours Division.