World Maritime Day 2022: Academy’s Lighthouse spotlights support for Greener shipping, Blue Economy
The Lighthouse in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Akwa Ibom, is spotlighting the 2022 World Maritime Day theme of New Technologies for Greener Shipping, and of course, support for the Blue Economy.
Rector of the Academy, Commodore Duja Effedua(Rtd.) said the new green and blue light from the Lighthouse is in line with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) directive that iconic structures be lit in blue and green for the 2022 World Maritime Day commemoration.
The IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s message on the World Maritime theme reads: “Our theme ‘New technologies for greener shipping’ opens up a larger conversation about shipping’s direction and how technology can be harnessed for a more sustainable future. It also provides an incentive to further examine how digitalization and automation can support shipping. But technological solutions for cleaner, safer and more sustainable shipping must also benefit people. In this regard, the impact on seafarers and other marine personnel, including the need for training must be considered.”