Supporting the provision of quality welfare for seafarers and their dependants


New 24-hour Helpline Launched For Professional Yacht Crew

24th November

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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Canada's First National Seafarers' Welfare Board

17th November

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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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UN Secretary General - Statement On World Maritime Day

28th September

The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet – has gained extraordinary resonance as shipping has continued to transport more than 80 per cent of world trade, including vital medica ...
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UK Maritime Charities Step Up As Shipping Sector Faces Humanitarian Crisis

24th September

As a result of the pandemic, the maritime shipping sector faces a humanitarian crisis. This aspect of the ongoing crisis should concern us all. Why? Because the maritime shipping sector moves more than 80 per cent of global trad ...
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