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Views sought on the future of the maritime charity sector

24th May 2019

  Do you provide any form of welfare support with a main focus on maritime beneficiaries (whether Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or Fishing Fleet)? If so, we need you! You may recall that in 2017 the Maritime Charities ...
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MiFi project

9th May 2019

The MiFi project was launched on May 1st 2019. It uses MiFi technology (wireless routers that act as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot) to provide seafarers in UK ports with a strong and secure network. When visiting port chaplains and sh ...
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Opening of Port Talbot Seafarers' Centre

5th March 2019

Capt. Andrew Cassels, Chairman of the Board was delighted to be asked by the Reverend Andrew Wright of the Mission to Seafarers to formally open the new seafarers' centre in Port Talbot. After many years of campaigning and plann ...
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Opening of the Refurbished Seafarers' Centre at DP World

25th January 2019

On 25th January 2019, our Chairman, Captain Andrew Cassels, had the pleasure of attending the opening of the refurbished Seafarers' Centre at DP World London Gateway. The refurbished centre is a vast improvement on the existing ...
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Katherine’s PWC visit to Peterhead fish market for North and East Scotland PWC

25th January 2019

Katherine Lockwood, MNWB Port Welfare Committee (PWC) Manager, visited the new Peterhead fish market which opened its fantastic new facilities in June 2018, along with Fishermen's Mission Supt. Steve Murray this morning. They wi ...
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"Life at Sea: Working together in times of crisis"

16th January 2019

On Wednesday 16th January our Chairman Capt. Andrew Cassels attended the launch of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) charity report ‘Life at Sea: Working together in times of crisis’ the charity hope the two key points people will ta ...
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The Merchant Navy Fund awards Combat Stress with £25,000

9th January 2019

The Merchant Navy Fund has awarded Combat Stress with £25,000! This means veteran Merchant Navy Seafarers and Fishermen will be provided with a range of mental health services addressing the needs of each individual. These servi ...
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MNWB Seafarers' Welfare Conference and Annual Award for Services to Seafarers

1st December 2018

We held our Seafarers’ Welfare Conference on the 27th and 28th November in Liverpool, which was a resounding success. Congratulations to Ina Bruce, The Watch Ashore and Alwyn Bamford, Mission to Seafarers, joint winners of the M ...
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MNWB Chairman, Andrew Cassels, opens Tilbury Seafarers' Centre Recreation Area

29th November 2018

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ICS and ITF Publish New Guidelines on Welfare Aspects of the ILO MLC

22nd November 2018

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) have jointly released new 'Guidelines for implementing the Welfare aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)'.Click here ...
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