Improving the lives of seafarers

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Our Mission

Improving the lives of seafarers and fishers by raising welfare standards in collaboration with our stakeholders

The work of MNWB is to help improve the effectiveness of all those charities caring for merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants.

About us

Training Certificates

Since March 2021 we have issued over 3,400 training certificates to online course attendees.


SIM cards

We’ve given out over 13,000 free SIM cards to Ukrainian seafarers to make contact with loved ones during the war with Russia.


Grants given away

Over £2.4million has been invested in our Vehicle Replacement Programme.

Grant Applications

Does your organisation support seafarer wellbeing or run projects that benefit the maritime industry? We provide grant funding for suitable projects. Contact us today for more information or start your application now.

Latest News

Are you a serving or retired UK seafarer?

Seafarer Support is a free confidential telephone and online referral service for serving and former UK seafarers and their families in times of need.

Call us on: 0800 121 4765