Zhejiang Zhoushan Maritime Day celebrations held in China into the theme of anti-piracy
water China Navigation Day Ceremony
BEIJING, July 11, Zhoushan (Reporter Jiang Yun) July 11 to “protect the sea Sea, boat line world,” the theme of 2011 China Navigation Day Celebration in Zhejiang Zhoushan held. Chinese Vice Minister of Transport, said Xu Zuyuan, China at the United Nations and the International Maritime Organization framework, to strengthen anti-piracy coordination and collaboration.
606 years ago today, the famous Chinese navigator Zheng He’s fleet sailed the Atlantic. 2005, the annual average daily July 11 was designated as the China Navigation Day. This year is the seventh China Navigation Day, World Maritime Day is also the implementation date in China.
Chinese Vice Minister of Transport, Deputy Director of Organizing Committee of China Navigation Day Xu Zuyuan Navigation Day Celebration in the speech that accelerate the development of marine economy has become the country’s new major strategic, fully embodies the the state of navigation and marine industry’s attention and concern.
Navigation Day activities organized by the significance of the implementation and promotion of national marine economy development strategy, promotion and popularization of sailing and maritime culture, to further enhance the whole society, especially the young marine awareness, consciousness and the blue ocean Land consciousness.
China Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, Mr. Secretary-General Miqiao Plath sent a congratulatory message for the General Assembly. Miqiao Plath said, In today’s global economy, 90% of world trade is done by sea. However, the pirates are threatening the vital activities of modern society.
recent years, with escalating piracy, especially along the coast of Somalia maritime piracy has become a great concern. This prompted the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat piracy as a central theme of this year’s work.
Miqiao Plath said that the world needs a common anti-piracy efforts, the Chinese navy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali coast to escort the implementation of anti-piracy mission and in 2011 China Maritime Day theme, “Sea Haizhou line protection the world “has been evident.
Xu Zuyuan also stressed that promoting the development of marine economy, needs a safe and orderly environment. Currently, maritime transport security issues more prominent channel, pirate attacks have become the world’s ills, a serious impact on maritime transport and international trade security.
“this year’s World Maritime Day theme for the ‘positive response to pirate attacks,’ we will frame the United Nations and the International Maritime Organization, to strengthen coordination and writing anti-piracy, maritime access to defend the common safety, so that peace and happiness boat over the line world. “Xu Zuyuan said.
on this sailing day also held a “Six of the water”-water-ceremony. Moral affinity, Xing, harmony, and Chun, Mu, and and peaceful “Six of the water” by the Ministry of Transport, Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, State Oceanic Administration, the Navy five sea-related sectors and Zhoushan choose the best characteristics of the city on behalf of the industry or the location of completed water and live on the big screen in the General Assembly into the international waterway.
Japan Sea, in addition to the main outside the Zhoushan, also held at the venue around the wide variety of activities. Navigation Day activities in the Pearl River Area, the Development Forum held in maritime navigation Expo, to protect the mother river activities, Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi, Guangdong, Hong Kong six to youth sailing summer camp, scholarships awarded Pearl River, Pearl River named the Top Ten crew. (End)