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MNWB Appoints Two New Trustees

26th June 2020

The MNWB is pleased to welcome the following two new trustees who bring with them a vast range of expertise and knowledge to the Board’s Council of Management Adrian Hodgson, UK Chamber of Shipping, will be joining the Council ...
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A heartfelt plea on Day of the Seafarer – Don’t Forget the Families

25th June 2020

As the International Maritime Organization makes a call for seafarers worldwide to be recognised as key workers, the welfare charity Seafarers UK has issued a public plea to remember seafarers’ families impacted by the coronavir ...
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Best Management Practices: ICMA Guidance For Maritime Ministry During COVID-19

12th June 2020

The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) has produced a best management practice guidance document for maritime ministries during COVID-19.The protocols listed in the ICMA best management practice document seek to o ...
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MNWB CEO Peter Tomlin Radio 2 Shout-out to Seafarers

12th June 2020

Our CEO Peter Tomlin was delighted to have his birthday message which was aimed towards seafarers, read out on theBBC Radio 2 programme on Thursday 4th June. The message starts at 1:48:24 and highlights the work seafarers are curr ...
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Fatigued, fearful and far from home

12th June 2020

Tommy Molloy, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Inspector, Liverpool, North West England and Wales wrote a very insightful piece about the issues seafarers are facing due to COVID-19. To view his article plesae che ...
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Seafarers Awareness Week

12th June 2020

Seafarers UK have announced that this year their Seafarers Awareness Week, which takes place from 6th - 12th July, will focus on the families of merchant navy seafarers, including those stranded on vessels around the world.The cam ...
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Global Shipping Body Addresses The Health Concerns Of Seafarers During COVID-19

29th May 2020

· Reports of seafarers being denied medical evacuation or access to ports despite serious medical conditions. · New guidance issued by ICS for shipowners and operators to deal with unwell seafarers · UN bodies to deliver guida ...
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Helpline cases triple as seafarers seek help during COVID-19 pandemic

13th May 2020

International 24-hour helpline SeafarerHelp, operated by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), has experienced a surge in demand as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects seafarers world ...
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MNWB Helps Members Combat COVID-19

6th May 2020

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 2020

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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