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Posted on: May 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] National Maritime Day May 22nd

National Maritime Day

The Port of Palm Beach is encouraging all vessels in our harbor and at berth to sound their horns or whistles four times at noon on May 22nd in recognition of National Maritime Day. 

This year’s National Maritime Day theme, Sound Off for National Maritime Day, focuses on the current COVID-19 global pandemic response and recovery effort. It’s a recognition of the dedication, sacrifice and professionalism of the port industry workforce in their collective efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus while ensuring a steady flow of vital goods and services.

In the U.S. alone, more than 652,000 maritime-industry professionals work every day to ensure that cargo and cruise and ferry travelers move efficiently through the nation’s ports. Through passenger and crew screenings, vessel quarantines and other measures, seaports are committed to ‘flattening the curve,’ both domestically and among their country’s critical trade partners around the world.

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