Facing up to difficulties before witnessing its target and not diversifying from the target is a custom that has penetrated to genes of the seaman.when the human seas natural disasters occurred in the world in recent periods, he finds itself navigating at wavy, uncertain seas of the times when radar technique was not known yet. Problems seem such difficult while watching news related to hurricanes, cyclones, land sliding, reaching to a result seems to discovering unknown continents strunggling with huge waves.
? We have discovered an unknown continent; Turkiye which has a gren nature, clean environment and blue sea.?
I think that we have discovered an unknown continent; Turkiye which has a green nature, clean environment and blue sea, cause we were not aware of our nature and beautiful seas for years . We will decontaminate our seas that give us white bread as white milk of our mothers. We, seamen, are ready to pay for. Starting with this understanding, another priority of us as IMEAK DTO / Turkish Chamber of Shipping will be environment following the support we give for education.
As a social responsibility Project
The documentary named ? Inconvenient truth? prepared by AL Gore, former V-President of the USA to make world public opinion conscious about global warming that he dedicated himself after leaving active politics has been translated into Danish, Finish, Dutch, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Turkish, Greek, German languages and distributed to the all world. We will distribute this documentary that has been prepared studiously to our 40.000 schools nationwide in CD with a protocol we made with ministry of national education and ministry of environment as o social responsibility procet of IMEAK DTO due to the importance we attach to the environment.
Knowledge comes first of all
Nowadays, the world is not only the world of governments. Turkiye can not reach to its targets in EU negotiation process without contribution of private sector. ?f maritime sector will contribute in EU membership negotiation process. ?t has to renew itself. Knowledge comes first of all for that. Set sailing is good, but now it is time to study long and hard. Wind billows the sail, knowledge takes to the target.
? Homeland is homeland if there are people who making sacrifice to make its nature, seas, forests live.?
Task of seaman about environment is ? decisiveness? We should not diversify from the route and we should not be sick of difficulties and progress. Seamen should be leader in environmental problems of Turkiye. Is homeland that has a sacked nature, destroyed ecological balance, mountains whit no tree, dirty seas, infertile lowland called homeland? We should know that: ?t is not necessary to say ? Homeland is homeland if there is someone dying for it? . ? Homeland is homeland if there are people who making sacrifice to make its nature, seas, forests live?, at the same time.
A little respect fort his old planet not to blacken world of the following generations and leave a world fit to be lived in.
Let your sea be blue, your way be clear and open, God Bless you.
*Metin Kalkavan; Turkish Chamber Of Shipping Chairman