Mission Statement
"Supporting the provision of quality welfare services for seafarers and their dependants"

The key objectives of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board are to:
  • To help improve the effectiveness of all those charities caring for merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants and this is done irrespective of nationality, religion or ethnic background.
  • Strive to ensure that all welfare needs are met through the most effective deployment of resources.
  • Facilitate the work of Constituent organisations through the provision of grants and specialist support services.
  • Provide a dedicated welfare support and referral service for UK seafarers and their dependants.
  • Manage and support Port Welfare Committees to develop local welfare services.
  • Encourage and enable closer collaboration amongst both Constituent organisations and Port Welfare Committees. 
  • Represent and raise awareness of seafarers’ welfare issues at national level.

N.B. The wording shown above summarises the formal Objects, a copy of which may be obtained from the Chief Executive.

Articles of Association

To download a copy of the Articles of Association of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board please click  here.

Strategy Document

To download a copy of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board strategy document for 2017-2018 please click here.
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