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COVID-19 Ministerial Letter to ILO, IMO And WHO

25th March

The Department of Transport have sent a letter in regards to the UK's commitment to seafarer welfare during the current COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to facilitate seafarer transit and transfer to keep world trade moving.  ...
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Annual National Merchant Navy Day Service 2020 cancelled

25th March

Captain David Parsons MNM, National Secretary, Merchant Navy Association has informed us that the Annual National Merchant Navy Day Service 2020 has been cancelled. Capt. Parsons said: "The Merchant Navy Association has, with g ...
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Seafarers' Centre and Welfare Services Coronavirus Survey For Seafareres

20th March

A survey has been created for seafarers who would like to offer seafarers' centres and welfare workers advice into how they can help with the challenges seafarers are currently facing due to coronavirus COVID-19.   You can find ...
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UK Government Designates Seafarers As Key Workers

20th March

The Nautilus Telegraph has written an interesting article about how following pressure from Nautilus International and other transport unions, the UK government has officially designated seafarers’ as key workers. To read the N ...
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MNWB Supply MiFi Unit And Emergency Grant To Seafarers Stuck At Cruise Terminal

19th March

The Board was informed of a situation in London- Tilbury where a number of seafarers were in need of assistance following their flights being cancelled. Due to the current situation around the coronavirus COVID-19 , seafarers ...
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New CEO Of The Seafarers Hospital Society Announced

6th March

SEAFARERS HOSPITAL SOCIETY APPOINTS NEW CEO The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Welch, formerly Chief Operating Officer at the Sailors’ Society and Direc ...
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ICS Release Guidelines For Coronavirus

5th March

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released guidelines for ship operators for the protection and health of seafarers. The guide provides details on what measures can be taken to try and protect seafarers and the ge ...
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MNWB Volunteer Ambassador Meets With Falkland Islands Port Welfare Board

24th February

On Monday 17th February the Governor of the Falklands Islands, Nigel Phillips CBE, and MNWB Volunteer Ambassador Capt.  David Parsons met with the Falkland Islands Port Welfare Board for the formal launch of the Seafarers Mental ...
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Former MNWB CEO Takes On Volunteer Ambassador Role

5th February

On Wednesday 5th February 2020 the MNWB’s former CEO Captain David Parsons visited the office to go over the final details of his role as a Volunteer Ambassador for the MNWB. David’s first role as an Ambassador will be to repre ...
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Hull Port Information Leaflet Update

31st January

The MNWB provides Port Information Leaflets to ports all across the UK and we’ve recently updated our Hull leaflet. These Port Information Leaflets provide visiting seafarers with details about what can be found in the area suc ...
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