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MNWB launches multimillion pound grant scheme

19th May

Welfare charity launches multimillion pound grant scheme for maritime sector A new multimillion pound grant scheme that will revolutionise the maritime sector has been launched by a leading welfare provider. More than £2m is a ...
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Making a difference

18th May

In the Day of the Life of Helen van Gass, who is the MNWB’s Welfare and Training Manager: Helen’s primary focus is to manage the Board’s Seafarer Support   helpline - a free, confidential referral service for serving and former ...
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Damning report into treatment of migrant fishers

17th May

New research reveals ‘jaw-dropping revelations’ into treatment of migrant fishers A number of migrant fishers have been subjected to physical violence and labour exploitation on UK fishing vessels, according to a new study. Da ...
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Support for seafarers during cost-of-living crisis

13th May

  Safety Net launched to boost financial resilience of UK merchant seafarers Two leading maritime charities have responded to the cost-of-living crisis with new resources to support UK seafarers. The Merchant Navy Welfare Boar ...
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MNWB’s Ambassadors’ Programme underway

10th May

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board’s (MNWB) ambitious new outreach programme that is designed to promote the profile and the work of the Board is underway. The MNWB Ambassadors’ Programme is being run by four high-profile maritime ...
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Solent University hosting maritime open days

20th April

Solent University is hosting a number of maritime-focused open days. The university’s careers in maritime on-campus open days will give you an insight into what a career in the industry has to offer, and the training programmes ...
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Ukrainian seafarers to receive 8,000 SIM cards

13th April

Thousands of Ukrainian seafarers visiting UK ports will be able to contact loved ones back home thanks to a national connectivity initiative the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has signed up to. The Southampton-based charity ...
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Nominations open for prestigious seafarer award

7th April

Jake Pass was the 2021 recipient of the awardNominations are open for a prestigious welfare award in the maritime sector. The Annual Award for Service to Seafarers’ Welfare, founded in 1988 by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (M ...
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MCG Redundancy and Retraining Fund extended

31st March

The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) has further extended its Covid Redundancy and Retraining fund to meet an increase in demand from seafarers who have recently lost their jobs. The MCG Redundancy and Retraining Bursary Fund wil ...
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10-year anniversary for Merchant Navy Fund

16th March

A fund that supports charities caring for UK Merchant Navy seafarers and their families is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year. The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and The Seafarers’ Charity launched the Merchant ...
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