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Extra 5,000 SIM cards for Ukrainian seafarers

14th September

#  Maritime charity, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB), has secured an additional 5,000 SIM cards for Ukrainian seafarers to ensure they can contact their beloved families and friends as the crisis in their country continues ...
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MNWB pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

8th September

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has paid tribute to the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.HM Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning British monarch and Master of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets.Chief Exec ...
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National medal honour for MNWB chairman

7th September

Chairman describes achievement award for services to leading maritime charity as ‘pinnacle of career’ The chairman of a leading welfare charity has been recognised for his years of devoted service with the highest medal of hono ...
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Marking Merchant Navy Day

2nd September

A Day in the Life of MNWB’s longest-serving member of staff, Port Welfare Committee Manager Sarah Edward You could say the sea is in my blood, I come from a seafaring family - my father was at sea for 40 years and my grandfathe ...
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MNWB announces new Grants and Impact Manager

22nd August

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) is delighted to announce that Celia Jackson has  been appointed as the new Grants and Impact Manager. Celia, who has been promoted from her role as Executive Assistant and Office Manager, ...
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New Port Welfare Research Project launched by MNWB

18th August

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has launched a research project to develop a better understanding of the welfare provision available to seafarers and fishers across UK ports. As part of the MNWB’s role as the National Se ...
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Redundancy and Retraining Fund set to close

18th August

The MCG Redundancy and Retraining Bursary Fund will finally close on Friday September 16. It comes following discussions by its three funders, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB), Trinity House and the Nautilus Slater Fund. ...
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MNWB responds to national maritime strategy

15th August

The Secretary of State for Transport has today unveiled the National Strategy for Maritime Security. The five-year strategy sets out the guiding principles for the UK government’s approach to managing threats and risks at home ...
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Home Secretary must scrap transit visas, says MNWB

2nd August

Home Secretary must axe transit visas, says leading maritime charity A leading maritime charity has written to the Home Secretary Priti Patel calling for transit visas to be ABOLISHED amid growing fears of exploitation within t ...
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Boost for seafarers after MiFi project extension

25th July

A vitally-important project that ensures seafarers and fishermen can gain high-speed internet access while visiting UK ports to contact family and friends has been extended for another year. The UK Port Welfare MiFi Partnership ...
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