Saturday 25th June is the International Day of the Seafarer. To draw attention to this and to pay tribute to the men and women at sea, meet at the flagpole terrace adjacent to the outdoor auditorium at the Cape Town V&A Waterfront on Saturday at 11h00 sharp to sing the national anthem.
This will indeed draw attention to seafarers.
The Day of the Seafarer is a celebration of seafarers across the globe. This campaign is led by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and is an opportunity to raise awareness of the vital role seafarers play in the world economy, and of career opportunities at sea.
It’s a chance to address the issues facing the modern day seafarer such as piracy. But most importantly, it is an opportunity for us to say “Thank You Seafarers”. Whilst the campaign is social media based, YOU can get involved through social media or by participating in a FLASHMOB experience.
What is a flashmob? A large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or email. The aim? To raise awareness on a key issue – which is achieved because media is usually tipped off that the Flashmob is going to happen in advance.
Want to be part of the fun ?
Make sure you are at the V&A Waterfront by 10h50 on Saturday 25th June. The flashmob will take place on the flagpole terrace, adjacent to the outdoor auditorium/stage, facing the direction of Quay 4. As soon as you hear people singing the national anthem, please join in and stand with them. Bring along something ‘maritime’ if you can – like an old lifejacket, hard hat, picture of a boat, etc. As soon as the national anthem is finished – walk away.
Flashmob are also being organised in Mossel Bay, Durban and Pretoria.