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Seafarers need clarity after Russian ship ban

2nd March

  MNWB calls for clarity on seafarers affected by Russian ship ban Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP must provide clarity on how seafarers will be affected by Russian ships being banned from entering UK ports – a leading marit ...
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Nominate your maritime hero

23rd February

  Nominations open for sought-after maritime honour Those in the maritime sector are being urged to submit nominations for a prestigious award. The Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service provides an opportunity for the ind ...
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New law set to 'better protect' seafarers

15th February

Southampton-based maritime charity responds to new legislation that will ‘better protect’ seafarers Seafarers will be better protected as new UK rules come into force to tighten up safety for those who work in enclosed sp ...
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MNWB launches new maritime Ambassadors’ Programme

1st February

UK’s Merchant Navy Welfare Board launches its new maritime Ambassadors’ Programme Maritime charity, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB), has turned a spotlight on its work as the national maritime hub for seafarers’ welfare ...
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MNWB writes to Vaccines and Public Health Minister

25th January

   Covid certification process for seafarers needs urgent review, says leading maritime charity in open letter to Maggie Throup MP The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has issued a rallying cry to the UK Government to provide ...
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Winner of MiFi photo competition unveiled

21st January

A winner of the UK Port MiFi Christmas Photo Competition has been announced. Julian Wong, a port chaplain at Stella Maris, sent in this photo which depicts a Filipino seafarer on a video call with his children while on deck o ...
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New Chair appointed at Seafarers Hospital Society

20th January

MNWB constituent organisation Seafarers Hospital Society has announced the appointment of Captain Kuba Szymanski as the new Chair of the charity following the retirement of Peter McEwen. Captain Kuba will start his new role in ...
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MNWB Trustee awarded OBE

4th January

Many well deserved congratulations to our MNWB trustee, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association, who has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list. The award is in recognition of Richard's ...
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Falklands 40 Event - 14th June 2022

23rd December 2021

The Merchant Navy Association National has been tasked by the Royal British Legion (RBL) to inform Merchant Seafarers and shore personnel preparing the STUFT Merchant Navy ships involved in the 1982 Falklands conflict, about the ...
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New CEO appointed for the Fishermen's Mission

20th December 2021

MNWB Constituent organisation Fishermen's Mission announce the appointment of Marc Evans as the new Chief Executive of the charity to replace the current incumbent, David Dickens. who will retire at the end of March 2022.  Marc wi ...
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