Merchant Navy Awareness Course

Course Outline Register

This is a half day course aimed at those staff and volunteers of the Board’s Constituent Charities and from its Port Welfare Committees who do not have a seafaring background.

Course Aim

The course is designed to give staff and volunteers, within the maritime charities, an overview and background of Merchant Navy seafarers. It is intended that those attending the course will gain a better understanding of the recent history of the Merchant Navy, the shipboard environment, working conditions and background of merchant seafarers.

Course Objectives

  • What is the Merchant Navy?
  • What is a seafarer?
  • Shipboard structures
  • Employment arrangements
  • Shipboard working and living conditions
  • Terminology

Course Programme

Course Dates 

Courses arranged upon request.

Course Logistics

This is a half day course organised usually within seafarers’ centres and residential homes.

Course Funding

  • The Board will cover all course fees
  • The Board will not normally cover any travel or accommodation expenses

Please click the Register button if you would like to attend this course.
For further information please contact Helen van Gass, Training Manager on 02380 337799 or via e-mail

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