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Minister Praises UK Maritime Sector Collaboration

7th January

Complementing the UK maritime sector for “getting creative” and finding new ways to “stay connected” during the coronavirus crisis, Maritime Minister, Robert Courts MP attended the first Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) Covid- ...
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New 24-hour Helpline Launched For Professional Yacht Crew

24th November 2020

From today, professional yacht crew anywhere in the world will be able to access 24-hour support via Yacht Crew Help, a new helpline launched by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Despite the m ...
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Careers in Maritime Open Days at Solent University

23rd November 2020

Careers in Maritime Open Days            Careers in Maritime Virtual Open Day WhenSaturday 9 January 2021 – 10am-12.30pm (open for bookings by beginning of Dec)Saturday 24 A ...
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Canada's First National Seafarers' Welfare Board

17th November 2020

The pandemic has unfortunately placed additional hardships on seafarers and their families, and this kind of crisis illustrates the need for collaborative working and coordinated planning. In July, our Deputy CE Sharon Coveney a ...
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Seafarers Delivering Christmas Campaign 2020

13th November 2020

  The MNWB and IPWP Programme are pleased to be part of a joint maritime industry initiative entitled ‘Seafarers Delivering Christmas Campaign’ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change crisis seafarers have been placed u ...
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Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service 2020

12th November 2020

This year’s recipients for the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service have been announced!The award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets. We’d like to say a huge we ...
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Maritime Charities Launch COVID-19 Training and Redundancy Fund for Seafarers

3rd November 2020

The Maritime Charities Group (MCG), together with MCG members the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House, has joined forces with the Marine Society to launch a bursary fund for seafarer training. The fund is aimed ...
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“Hero at sea” wins ITF Seafarers’ Trust photography competition

30th October 2020

The ITFST has today announced the winners of the Still At Sea photography competition, which invited seafarers to submit digital photos of their lives at sea during the pandemic. The competition received an incredible response; ...
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Maritime Skills Alliance Newsletter - September 2020

6th October 2020

The latest Maritime Skills Alliance Newsletter covers a range of topics which include: Maritime UK Week - the week was an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the UK's maritime sectorMaritime Skills Commission - agreeing the shap ...
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Seafarers UK Releases Research Into The Plight Of Fishing Community

30th September 2020

Seafarers UK have released the results of research conducted in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University. The research explores the financial difficulties inherent for many in earning a living from small-scale fishing. ...
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