International Day of the Seafarers celebrated in Batumi

Zurab Pataradze, the Chairman of Ajara AR Government attended events dedicated to the Seafarers’ Day together with the Minister of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia George Gakharia and other officials. They congratulated acting and veteran sailors on seafarers’ day.   

‘I would like to congratulate every sailor on this day. Together with the seafarers, I congratulate those, who serve marine sphere development in our region. Sailing is an honor and a proud profession around the world. It is one of the most interesting and at the same time hard work. The sailor's profession requires durability, courage, strength and great will. I am glad that most Georgian sailors are resident of Adjara. The young people dressed in the seafarers’ forms are characteristic of Batumi,” – Zurab Pataradze said.   

Awards ceremony was held to evaluate the sailors' merit. 9 Georgian sailors were awarded Ilia Kartozia prize for the special contribution made in the marine sector and for the bravery on the sea. The crowns were laid in the sea in honor of the dead sailors.


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