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Day of the Seafarer Movement Challenge


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Day of the Seafarer Movement Challenge

This year we are celebrating seafarers as Key Transport Workers, who keep global trade, goods and materials moving! To honor their work we are challenging our community to a “1.6 for Seafarers” movement challenge in honor of the 1.6 million seafarers around the world!

Join our 1.6 challenge!

How to participate:

  1. Register for the challenge 
  2. Move 1.6 for seafarers between now and June 24th.
  3. Share pictures of your challenge on social media with the hashtags #seafarershouse or #seafarersarekeyworkers.  You can download a sign template to write a message to seafarers here.  We’ll share and promote your posts on June 25th for Day of the Seafarer!

There are so many ways you can move and participate! You can choose to move in so many different ways:

* Walk/run 1.6 miles

* Do 1.6 hours of yoga

* Swim 1600 meters

* Paddleboard 1.6 miles

* Fish for 1.6 hours

* Sail, kiteboarding or wind surf for 1.6 hours

* Play 1.6 hours of tennis or basketball

* Practice your drive by hitting 16 golf balls!

* Do 16 push ups or burpees

* Lift 16 lbs or do 16 reps of a weight that works for you

* Or do something that works for you!

Your support impacts mariners!

Challenge your team, your family or yourself to get moving in support of the 1.6 seafarers who remain at sea as key transport workers during the pandemic.

Registration is $16 and all proceeds support Seafarers’ House. To read more about our efforts to care for the seafarers marooned by COVID-19 restrictions in Broward County, click here.

Are you able to give more?

  • $32- provides snacks to one vessel crew
  • $64- provides vitamins, supplements, toiletries, a SIM card, and personal care items for a marooned seafarer
  • $128- supplies personal protective gear such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to our pastoral care team for one week while they care for marooned seafarers
  • $160- provides a home cooked meal for marooned seafarers throughout South Florida

Register now to join our 1.6 challenge!

Download the sign template for social media here.

Remember to share your pictures online with the hashtags #seafarershouse and #seafarersarekeyworkers so we can include your pictures in our Day of the Seafarer online celebration on 25 June!

We can't wait to see how you move!

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Thursday June 25th

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Join Seafarers’ House in honoring seafarers for the 2020 Day of the Seafarer!


This year we are celebrating seafarers as Key Transport Workers, who keep global trade, goods and materials moving! 

To honor their work we are challenging our community to a “1.6 for Seafarers” movement challenge in honor of the 1.6 million seafarers around the world!


About Seafarers' House
For more than 30 years, Seafarers’ House has been a trusted resource for mariners. We are a 501 c 3 organization located inside Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and our mission is to offer refuge, resources, renewal and respect to the maritime community through multi-faith service. Seafarers' House is a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect with their families, relax, or get emergency assistance if needed. 

We play the role as a goodwill ambassador for Port Everglades and Broward County to the international maritime community, and serve as a place of welcome, providing the spiritual and practical services that mariners and the port community need and want. With nearly 150,000 crew visits to our center annually, we have touched the lives of countless mariners.


About the Day of the Seafarer

The International Day of the Seafarer is gobally recognized each year on June 25.  

This year, the Day of the Seafarer campaign calls on Member States to recognize seafarers as key workers – and to provide them with the support, assistance and travel options open to all key workers during the pandemic.

The 2020 Day of the Seafarer campaign pays tribute to seafarers, acknowledging their sacrifice and the issues they face. Many seafarers have been away from home for months and are unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions.

The campaign also seeks to raise awareness of the work achieved by seafarers in response to the pandemic and to thank them for their contribution. Everyone is invited to recognize that the ability of seafarers to deliver vital goods is central to responding to, and eventually overcoming, this pandemic.

The campaign encourages everyone to treat seafarers with the respect and dignity they deserve so that they can continue to provide their vital services to keep world trade moving.


Posted by SEAFARERS HOUSE INC