Supporting the provision of quality welfare for seafarers and their dependants
As the umbrella charity for the UK Merchant Navy and fishing fleets, Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) supports and promotes co-operation between organisations that provide welfare services to merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependents.
The Board has over forty Constituent member charities and maintains sixteen Port Welfare Committees covering all UK ports and Gibraltar, organises maritime charity conferences, working groups and also provides support for the Falkland Islands.
The MNWB Council of Management, consisting of its Directors & Trustees, acts as the National Seafarers’ Welfare Board for the United Kingdom. The Council is made up of an equal number of representatives from Ship owners (UK Chamber of Shipping), Unions (Nautilus International and RMT), maritime charities and specialist advisors. Council meetings are observed by the UK Government represented by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
N.B. The wording shown above summarises the formal Objects, a copy of which may be obtained from the Chief Executive.