Hi it’s me again, I started my day focusing on the process of learning how the office operates and how the staff gets along with their day to day job and I also learned about different type of connectives that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has with Seychelles and discovered many more interesting new things. First of all, the IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for the measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. IMO has over 17 statuses of conventions with Seychelles up till today. As my week go by I’ve been very fond of the term ‘maritime law’.
A maritime law is a distinct body of law that governs maritime questions and offences but also govern the relationships between private entities that operate vessels on the oceans. They deal with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, marine savaging, shipping, sailors and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea.
The highlight of my day was Miss Liyuwoak Shiferaw the 33-year-old legal consultant of SMSA who now every morning invites me for coffee and ice cream in lunch time. I have grown very fond of her and may I say that she is indeed an incredible woman. A strong woman who has passion and an immense love for her job. She is from Ethiopia and she is a maritime lawyer by profession, I mean how cool is that right!! I also got the chance to ask her some questions on how her stay in Seychelles is, and how she founds Seychelles overall.
“I used to work for the Ethiopian maritime authority and I hated their administration department. I have served over 8 years in the maritime industry and by far am really loving it here. The people are really friendly and helpful; the environment the ocean the atmosphere has such a pure sequence to it the country itself is beautiful it is indeed a paradise as you all say it. I’ve fallen in love with it but the people should be more active in protecting their treasure as this is what makes Seychelles special and stand out with all the other countries” her exact words.
So you see how it’s really important to help and protect our oceans and environment is?
If not us, then who?
Think about it before it’s too late, till next time;)