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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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MNWB Team Attend Ceremony For Those Supporting Seafarers The Through Pandemic

12th August 2020

The Boards PWC Manager Sarah Edward and Executive Assistant Celia Jackson were excited today to have been able to attend their first ‘work outing’ in months in a car park in Southampton Docks!   The Nautical Institute have bee ...
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MiFi Project Extended To Help Seafarers Connect With The Rest Of The World

10th July 2020

The MNWB are delighted to announce that the UK Department of Transport, MNWB and Seafarers UK are collaborating on a partnership project to provide seafarers on ships visiting UK ports with access to free internet. Working with ...
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Maritime Charities Launch Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Training Standard

8th July 2020

The Maritime Charities Group, a coalition of 10 major maritime charities, has joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and ...
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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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