Press Release
September 24, 2021
SVG Maritime Administration extends essay competition deadline
Deadline EXTENDED to 18th October

The SVG Maritime Administration (SVGMARAD) has extended the deadline for submissions to its essay competition on the theme: “Seafarers: The Core of Shipping’s Future.” 

The deadline was originally set for September 25 but has now been shifted to October 18, 2021, a release from the Administration states.

The competition, which is open to all Vincentian nationals and residents in various categories, is an opportunity to articulate their views on the contribution of seafarers to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Candidates must structure their essays around one of the following titles:

(9 to 12), Importance of Seafarers to St Vincent and the Grenadines.

(13 to 16), The Importance of Seafarers to Shipping Industry.

(17+) What is the contribution of seafarers to the economy of St Vincent and the Grenadines?

The focus on seafarers comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on seafarers, with hundreds of thousands of men and women stranded on ships for months beyond their original contracts, unable to be repatriated due to national travel restrictions. A similar number of seafarers are unable to join ships and earn a living. This crew change crisis, which has been ongoing for nearly a year, is a humanitarian emergency that threatens the safety of shipping.

The competition is being hosted as part of the recognition of World Maritime Day “Seafarers: The Core of Shipping’s Future.”
Further information may be obtained from SVG Maritime Administration at :
Phone: +1784 4561378