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MNWB Helps Members Combat COVID-19

6th May

Throughout the crisis, the MNWB has brought together the Merchant Navy & Fishing Fleets (MN/FF) welfare sector with weekly working group meetings involving the UK Government Department of Transport, MCA, Chamber of Shipping, mar ...
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Maritime Charities Respond To COVID-19 Crisis With Extra £3M For Seafarers

1st May

The maritime charity welfare sector has stepped up to support our seafaring key workers, the House of Lords heard today.  Speaking on behalf of the sector, Jeffrey Lord Mountevans praised members of the Maritime Charities Group ...
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Seafarers UK Has Released £100,000 Of Immediate Funds To Support Seafarers

3rd April

Seafarers UK has released £100,000 of immediate funds to provide support to seafarers, and launched an Emergency Appeal to provide further cross-sector help Seafarers on merchant vessels are currently suffering as a result of ...
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ITF Seafarers' Trust Pledge £1 million To Support Seafarers

31st March

ITF Seafarers Trust pledges £1 million to support seafarers & maintain welfare services hit by COVID-19.https://www.seafarerstrust.org/press-release-itf-seafarers-trust-covid-19-welfare-fund/
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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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