The challenges and joys of working at sea

25 June 2013

June 25th marks the third international Day of the Seafarer.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is celebrating the day with a social media campaign calling on all supply chain partners to help shine a light on the sheer diversity and scale of products used in everyday life that are transported by sea.

The day also recognizes the importance of the over 1.5 million seafarers that deliver these products.

Philip Holihead, a former seaman with the Royal Navy, runs a counter-piracy project with the IMO called the Djibouti Code of Conduct.

In this interview, he talks to UN Radio’s Donn Bobb about his life at sea and his work, including some achievements in the fight against Somali piracy.

Duration: 4’25”