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Maritime Community Connections BreakfastEstablished by the United Nations in 1978, World Maritime Day is meant to recognize the importance of the maritime industry and its essential role in the world.

The 2024 theme, Navigating the Future: Safety First! reflects International Maritime Organization’s work to enhance maritime safety and security, in tandem with the protection of the marine environment, whilst ensuring its regulatory development process safely anticipates the fast pace of technological change and innovation.

The Bay Area maritime industry has embraced the spirit of World Maritime Day through many innovations and programs that improve the maritime environment, maritime safety and security, and international shipping.

As a maritime welfare organization and a proud member of the Bay Area maritime community, the Seafarers’ Ministry of the Golden Gate at the International Maritime Center, aims to do our part to raise awareness about the multiple contributions the shipping industry makes in the Bay Area and places all over the globe.

WORLD MARITIME DAY CELEBRATION

at the International Maritime Center

SEPTEMBER 2024

WORLD OF PANCAKES BREAKFAST FOR MARITIME INDUSTRY LEADERS

September, 2024

A gathering for invited maritime industry and civic representatives. An inspiring program of music, sumptuous food, keynote remarks and networking will acknowledge current and ongoing clean energy efforts and accomplishments of the bay area maritime industry and others. Also, highlights of the programs and services that the Maritime Center offers to address the issues, needs and hardships of international seafarers as they berth at the Port of Oakland.

WORLD OF PANCAKES COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS BREAKFAST

September 2024

Our gathering will feature our common connections through food, art, and the oceans through a delicious menu of pancakes, live music, a Maritime Art Exhibit, and the Maritime Opportunities Awareness Expo with sign-Ups for the new Ship Welcome and Visitor Force; Christmas at Sea volunteers and other roles. Tickets: $20
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Registration for the Community Connections Breakfast event opens September 2024)

September 2024

Individuals are encouraged to set aside time to remember, pray for, and support seafarers, their families, and the maritime community.

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