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UN Secretary General - Statement On World Maritime Day
28th September 2020
The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet – has gained extraordinary resonance as shipping has continued to transport more than 80 per cent of world trade, including vital medica ...
UK Maritime Charities Step Up As Shipping Sector Faces Humanitarian Crisis
24th September 2020
As a result of the pandemic, the maritime shipping sector faces a humanitarian crisis. This aspect of the ongoing crisis should concern us all. Why? Because the maritime shipping sector moves more than 80 per cent of global trad ...
UN agencies statement on crew changes
15th September 2020
A statement by UN agencies on the subject of crew changes has been released. The joint statement calls on all Governments to take immediate action in recognising seafarers as key workers, and to take efficient steps into elimin ...
Merchant Navy Day on 3 September will see Red Ensigns flown across the UK
2nd September 2020
Local authorities and councils across the UK are responding to Seafarers UK’s annual call to support the charity’s ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ campaign. Last year the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag was flown ...
Seafarer Support Site Relaunched To Make Searching For Help Easy
17th August 2020
Our new bespoke Seafarer Support website is now live! The latest software has AI search facilities to signpost users to the most up-to-date information on the charities best suited to help. The system also has a live chatbot fa ...
MNWB Team Attend Ceremony For Those Supporting Seafarers The Through Pandemic
12th August 2020
The Boards PWC Manager Sarah Edward and Executive Assistant Celia Jackson were excited today to have been able to attend their first ‘work outing’ in months in a car park in Southampton Docks! The Nautical Institute have bee ...
Fly The Red Ensign Campaign
11th August 2020
Seafarers UK is calling on fellow members of the Maritime Charities Group to support the charity’s annual ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ campaign. With no public flag-hoisting ceremonies being encouraged this year ...
New Opportunities at Care Ashore
4th August 2020
The maritime charity Care Ashore located in Surrey currently has applications open for the Chief Executive and Trustee role. A main requirement that the charity are looking for in their new Chief Executive is someone with a high ...
MiFi Project Extended To Help Seafarers Connect With The Rest Of The World
10th July 2020
The MNWB are delighted to announce that the UK Department of Transport, MNWB and Seafarers UK are collaborating on a partnership project to provide seafarers on ships visiting UK ports with access to free internet. Working with ...
Maritime Charities Launch Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Training Standard
8th July 2020
The Maritime Charities Group, a coalition of 10 major maritime charities, has joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and ...
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