Probably there is no man in the world who would not look enthusiastically into the blue, bottomless sea expanses, dreaming of someday heading on a snow-white liner on an exciting journey. It is no coincidence that the profession of a sailor is surrounded by such a romantic halo, and every boy dreams of becoming a captain of long-distance swimming...
A professional holiday for workers in the sea and river fleet is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of July in a number of countries of the post-Soviet space.
It is known since the existence of the Soviet Union and is established by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 1, 1980 N 3018-X « On holidays and memorial days », as amended by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated November 1, 1988 N 9724-XI « On Amending the USSR Legislation on Holidays and Memorial Days ».
Sea and river transport — a huge complex economy and one of the key sectors of the economy of many states, and this is a great merit of generations of professionals who have devoted their lives to difficult sea labor, who forever connected their fate, the fate of his family with rivers and seas.
Today is a festive day for all sailors and river workers of passenger, commercial and ice-breaking fleets, port workers, shipbuilders, ship repairmen and many other specialists, which ensure the activity of sea and river routes.
Today, the Day of Workers of the Sea and River Fleet is celebrated in Russia and Ukraine, and in Belarus it is called — Day of Water Transport Workers.
Recall that annually on June 25, by decision of the UN, Seafarers Day is celebrated.