We are delighted to announce that Jake Pass, Mission to Seafarers (MtS) Chaplain for the Humber ports is the recipient of the prestigious MNWB Annual Award for Services to Seafarers’ Welfare. The award recognises individuals who provide an exceptional level of welfare service to seafarers and fishers, and their families either in a voluntary or professional capacity.
Jake has been described as a truly incredible and visionary young man with a deep passion for improving the lives of the current and next generation of seafarers. The award acknowledges his outstanding performance over the past year and his dedication to not only seafarers’ welfare but also the well-being of the wider maritime community in numerous UK ports. During his career with MtS, he has worked in Belfast, Tilbury, Seattle, Dunkerque and the Humber region. Over the past four years he has led the work of MtS in all the Humber ports, bringing support, compassion and care to local and visiting seafarers and their families.
In 2019 Jake was elected as Chair of the Humber Port Welfare Committee (PWC), which represents the maritime welfare community and supports the provision of port welfare services. He successfully steered the PWC through the difficulties of the pandemic whilst also playing a key role in the modernisation and equitable distribution of the Humber Port Levy that helps fund welfare support.
Jake assisted the port of Seaham following the loss of their beloved local port chaplain and cares for the next generation of potential seafarers in his role as chaplain to the Humber Sea Cadets. Throughout this period he has been studying for ordination in the Church of England. He has worked tirelessly to personally support seafarers’ during the ongoing pandemic whilst encouraging all maritime welfare organisations to work collaboratively in order to improve all aspects of seafarers’ welfare.
Well respected by the entire maritime community, Jake has proved himself an invaluable asset to the maritime welfare sector and is a worthy winner of this year’s award.
Nominees for the MNWB Annual Award for Services to Seafarers’ Welfare must have a history of making a positive and proactive contribution to the welfare of seafarers and must be nominated by a Constituent member organisation. Nominations for the award should be forwarded, in confidence, to the Chief Executive, MNWB via the Award Nomination Form which can be found on our Annual Award page.