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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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High-profile speakers unveiled for conference

25th July

  The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) has announced details of its high-profile conference which is returning for the first time since 2019. Top of the bill - at the Trinity House event on Tuesday September 6 - are Maritime Minis ...
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MNWB responds to mental health report

12th July

MNWB responds to new report on mental health and wellbeing A new report into seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing has been published by the Department for Transport and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).   The report ...
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Nominations closing soon for prestigious award

6th July

  Nominations closing soon for prestigious seafarer award The deadline is fast-approaching for a prestigious welfare award in the maritime sector. The Annual Award for Service to Seafarers’ Welfare, founded in 1988 by the Merch ...
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Maritime charities thank accommodation providers

4th July

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House have joined forces on behalf of the maritime charity sector to thank and congratulate hundreds of staff and volunteers for providing ‘exceptional’ support to UK Merchant N ...
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Maritime charities support ex-P&O Ferries staff

30th June

Maritime welfare charities are pulling together to publicise the support available to seafarers who have been made redundant, including ex P&O Ferries staff. The Maritime Charities Group Redundancy and Retraining Bursary provid ...
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Ensuring seafarers prosper

24th June

In the Day of the Life of Aiden Harvey, who is MNWB’s Projects and Welfare Co-ordinator I’ve worked for the MNWB since 2017 and can genuinely say I never know what each day will bring, from researching the impact of the introdu ...
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New guide launched to help revive fishing sector

10th June

  New fishing guide produced to help sector ‘clean up its act’ Two leading maritime charities have joined forces to help improve welfare standards on fishing vessels with the launch of a new guide following some reports of labo ...
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Deadline looms for medal nominations

23rd May

Nomination deadline looms for prestigious maritime award Those in the maritime sector are being urged to submit nominations for a prestigious award before the deadline closes on Tuesday, May 31st. The Merchant Navy Medal for M ...
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