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Yale Study Warns on the worrying state of Seafarers Mental Health

25th November 2019

A new study by Yale University has identified potentially dangerous levels of depression, anxiety and suicide risk among the world’s seafarers. Commissioned by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust charity, this authoritative and comprehensi ...
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Pilot Project Announced Between MNWB And DMWS

21st November 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Merchant Navy Welfare Board and the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) are joining forces on a pilot project to provide Merchant Navy personnel and fishers enhanced welfare support when ...
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ISWAN To Manage New Initiative To Help Provide For Seafarers' And Their Families

20th November 2019

A new initiative which provides grants to seafarers in need will be managed by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). The name of the new initiative is called ShipMoney and its purpose is to provid ...
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ITF Seafarers' Trust And MNWB Nominated For SMART4SEA 2020 Connectivity Award

20th November 2019

ITF Seafarers’ Trust and MNWB have been nominated for SMART4SEA 2020 Connectivity Award for the MiFi project which is funded by ITF Seafarers’ Trust and managed by the MNWB. The MiFi project provides portable WiFi devices to UK ...
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Port Of Ipswich Free WiFi Project

18th November 2019

MNWB’s CEO Peter Tomlin attended the Haven Port Welfare Committee (PWC) meeting and was delighted to learn that the free WiFi project at the Port of Ipswich would be continuing with ABP. The project’s future funding was announc ...
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‘Navigating Change’ two years on: A 2019 Update

14th November 2019

The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) have produced a new report titled ‘Navigating Change’ two years on: A 2019 Update. This report is a follow up from the MCG’s 2017 report which was all about research conducted to discover how ...
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Seafarer Support Attend COMPASS Jobs Fair

12th November 2019

Our Seafarer Support team took part in the COMPASS Jobs Fair on Monday 11th November. Training and Welfare Manager Helen van Gass and Communications Administrator Roxanne Le Voguer represented the Seafarer Support service at th ...
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Remembrance Day Service

11th November 2019

On Sunday 10th November our CEO Peter Tomlin (pictured left) attended the Remembrance Day Service at Tower Hill Memorial. The Ceremony was organised by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) who work closely with Trini ...
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Festival Of Remembrance

11th November 2019

On Saturday 9th November, the Board arranged for five cadets from Warsash Maritime Academy and five British serving personnel from Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruises to represent the Merchant Navy at the ...
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2019 Recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

8th November 2019

Our CEO Peter Tomlin attended the ceremony held at Trinity House on Wednesday 6th November 2019 for the recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service The Merchant Navy Medal recognises seafarers who have made a ...
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