The Goan Seamen Association of India will celebrate World Maritime Day on September 29 at the GSAI office Madel-Margao by distributing plants and seeds to people to mark the occasion. GSAI president Frank Viegas said environmental technologies will be in focus on World Maritime Day as the IMO unites the global maritime industry in the exploration and celebration of new technologies for greener shipping. “IMO regulation helps drive innovation in ship design, propulsion and energy-efficient technologies - to achieve greener shipping,” he said. He pointed out that the International Maritime Organisation is shining a spotlight on the role of emerging technologies to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future. “During World Maritime Day on September 29, celebrations will focus on the theme of 'New technologies for greener shipping', providing a platform to showcase inclusive maritime innovation, research and development, and the demonstration and deployment of new technologies,” he added.