SIM cards for Ukrainian seafarers

We are pleased to advise that the MNWB has successfully applied to the Vodafone Charities Connected Campaign for free SIM cards for Ukrainian seafarers. Vodafone has kindly awarded MNWB with 8,000 SIMs for onward distribution to the port chaplains and seafarers’ centres who are supporting Ukrainian seafarers.

The SIM card normally retails at £20 / month and has:

  • 6 months validity
  • 20 GB of free data per month over the period – this is the part which will allow free calls over WhatsApp, Facetime, messenger etc.
  • Unlimited UK calls and texts

Port chaplains and centre managers are invited to email Aiden Harvey, Project Coordinator, at if you would like to make use of these free SIM cards. In the first instance, please request the estimated amount of cards that you envisage distributing over a month (based on your current interactions with Ukrainian seafarers). This will help us to ensure a fair distribution and regularly review the level of need.

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