July, 2011 – Shipping Minister GK Vasan calls for unified UN Fo

The Hon’ble Union Minister of Shipping Mr. GK Vasan, inaugurated the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ in Mumbai today. Stressing the fact that 90 per cent of world trade is carried by sea, he lauded the silent but pivotal role played by 1.5 million seafarers across the world.He expressed happiness at the release of all 22 crew members including six Indian seafarers from MV Suez by Somalian pirates.