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Maritime Charity Seafarers UK Calls For Veteran Seafarers To Share Their Stories
As part of the UK’s VE Day 75th anniversary commemorations in May 2020, Seafarers UK is launching a Veterans Appeal to raise funds for seafaring veterans and their families. Seafarers UK (the charity created in 1917 as King Geor ...
Our Team Test Out A New Training Course
On Wednesday 8th January 2020 our team participated in TD Consultancy’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training. The course covered the current drug situation in the UK, different types of drugs and routes of use, what kind of effe ...
CEO Peter Tomlin welcomes the Board's newest Trustee
18th December 2019
On Wednesday 18th December we welcomed our newest Trustee into the office. Mark Rawson, Member Relations Representative of the Liberian Shipowners Council, will be representing ship owners and managers as an MNWB Trustee. Mark ...
QVSR's 'Roe Wing' official opening and Christmas Carol Service
16th December 2019
The Board’s Chairman Capt. Andrew Cassels attended both the official opening of Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest (QVSR) ‘Roe Wing’ and their Christmas Carol Service. QVSR’s new wing was named after their first Chief Executive, Revd ...
Our Chairman Capt. Andrew Cassels receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
4th December 2019
Our chairman Capt. Andrew Cassels received the Lifetime Achievement award for 2019 at the Tanker Awards held in London. The Kockumation Group, who provides cargo-handling products for the tanker industry, sponsored Andrew for t ...
MNWB award Mission to Seafarers Warrenpoint with a £5,000 grant
2nd December 2019
Mission to Seafarers Warrenpoint was awarded a £5,000 grant by the MNWB to go towards the fittings of their new seafarers centre. Upon the work being completed the team at MNWB felt that it was great to see the Warrenpoint sea ...
Yale Study Warns on the worrying state of Seafarers Mental Health
25th November 2019
A new study by Yale University has identified potentially dangerous levels of depression, anxiety and suicide risk among the world’s seafarers. Commissioned by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust charity, this authoritative and comprehensi ...
Pilot Project Announced Between MNWB And DMWS
21st November 2019
We are delighted to announce that the Merchant Navy Welfare Board and the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) are joining forces on a pilot project to provide Merchant Navy personnel and fishers enhanced welfare support when ...
ISWAN To Manage New Initiative To Help Provide For Seafarers' And Their Families
20th November 2019
A new initiative which provides grants to seafarers in need will be managed by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). The name of the new initiative is called ShipMoney and its purpose is to provid ...
ITF Seafarers' Trust And MNWB Nominated For SMART4SEA 2020 Connectivity Award
20th November 2019
ITF Seafarers’ Trust and MNWB have been nominated for SMART4SEA 2020 Connectivity Award for the MiFi project which is funded by ITF Seafarers’ Trust and managed by the MNWB. The MiFi project provides portable WiFi devices to UK ...
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