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Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service 2020

12th November 2020

This year’s recipients for the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service have been announced!The award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets. We’d like to say a huge we ...
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Maritime Charities Launch COVID-19 Training and Redundancy Fund for Seafarers

3rd November 2020

The Maritime Charities Group (MCG), together with MCG members the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House, has joined forces with the Marine Society to launch a bursary fund for seafarer training. The fund is aimed ...
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“Hero at sea” wins ITF Seafarers’ Trust photography competition

30th October 2020

The ITFST has today announced the winners of the Still At Sea photography competition, which invited seafarers to submit digital photos of their lives at sea during the pandemic. The competition received an incredible response; ...
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Maritime Skills Alliance Newsletter - September 2020

6th October 2020

The latest Maritime Skills Alliance Newsletter covers a range of topics which include: Maritime UK Week - the week was an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the UK's maritime sectorMaritime Skills Commission - agreeing the shap ...
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Seafarers UK Releases Research Into The Plight Of Fishing Community

30th September 2020

Seafarers UK have released the results of research conducted in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University. The research explores the financial difficulties inherent for many in earning a living from small-scale fishing. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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