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Bahamas High Commissioner Joins IMO in Celebration of World Maritime Day 2015 at its headquarters in London

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His Excellency Eldred Bethel with IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu at the World Maritime Day celebration at the International Maritime Organization's headquarters in London.

Secretary General Sekimizu in his address stated that,

"Shipping is vitally important to the global community, playing a key role in sustainable

The world depends on a safe, secure and efficient shipping industry; and the shipping industry depends on an adequate supply of seafarers to operate the ships that carry the essential cargoes we all rely on."

High Commissioner Bethel and Ambassador Dwight C.R. Gardiner of Antigua and Barbuda.

Left to right: Bernis Pinder Bahamas Maritime Authority, Azara Prempeh Ghana High, Dr Christos Atalianis, the Republic of Cyprus.

Left to right: High Commissioner Bethel, 

Captain Gabriel Gonzalez Argentine Navy, 

Admiral Carlos Ortega Muniz Embassy of Mexico &

Captain Juan Pedro Retamoso Dupetit Embassy of Uruguay.