Seafarers UK becomes The Seafarers’ Charity and launches a new strategy, ‘Thrive’, to identify and tackle the root causes of hardship and disadvantage to seafarers.Read more
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The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) has doubled its new bursary fund for seafarer training following a successful bid to the Nautilus Slater Fund and an additional donation from Trinity House.Read more
The charity Seafarers UK has created the UK Maritime Anchor Fund with key delivery partner charities to provide an end-to-end package of support for seafarers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 related loss of work or disruption of employment opportunities.Read more
The Maritime Charities Group (MCG), together with MCG members the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House, has joined forces with the Marine Society to launch a bursary fund for seafarer training.Read more
As the International Maritime Organization makes a call for seafarers worldwide to be recognised as key workers, the welfare charity Seafarers UK has issued a public plea to remember seafarers’ families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Seafarers on merchant vessels are currently suffering as a result of the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.Read more
Seafarers Awareness Week (SAW) will be 23-30 June in 2018, the co-ordinating charity Seafarers UK has confirmed. It will embrace the IMO’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’ on 25 June.
The main promotional theme for SAW will be ‘Maritime Industry Jobs’ – at sea and ashore – with an emphasis on engineering, to coincide with the Government’s ‘Year of Engineering’ campaignRead more
A charity set up in the midst of World War One to assist families of seafarers lost or injured at sea will be one hundred years old on 5 July.
Charting the charity’s history, a ‘Centenary Timeline’ – www.seafarers.uk/timeline – identifies milestone activities and the role of key individuals, including King George V who gave his name to what was originally known simply as the Sailors’ Fund.Read more