Enter the Marine Society and Nautilus Telegraph’s new creative writing competition and you could walk away with £1,000 or a Kobo Aura and Kobo gift vouchers. The competition is open to serving and non-serving seafarers and is free to enter. The Marine Society is organising a creative writing competition with Nautilus Telegraph to help promote [...]
Fish and chip shops and restaurants throughout the UK are being invited by the Seafarers UK charity to take part in this year’s Fish & Chip Feast, 7-13 October, to raise funds to support UK fishermen in need. It’s easy for ‘chippies’ to raise money during the Fish & Chip Feast. Donate a proportion of [...]
Merchant Navy Association members are eagerly preparing for this year’s Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service and Reunion at the Merchant Navy Memorial in London on 8 September. The British Airways Pipe Band will lead the parade of Merchant Navy standards and standards of other associations, followed by serving and retired merchant seafarers with other organisations, [...]
There are diverse and exciting employment opportunities for young men and women in the Merchant Navy, the name given to the UK’s commercial shipping industry. It is made up of shipping companies that own and manage a wide range of different types and sizes of ships. To become a merchant seafarer in the UK you [...]
The Port of Felixstowe passed another milestone today (21 August 2013) when it handled the 70th million TEU since container operations began at the port in the mid-1960s. The landmark container was loaded aboard the 13,800-TEU MSC Bettina by the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, UK Secretary of State for Transport, driving a huge container [...]
The ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, which comes into effect as international law on August 20, 2013 does not just cover the crews of merchant ships but also anyone working on cruise ships, from machine operators to hotel staff. Click here for details.
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The ILO will mark the coming into force of its historic Maritime Labour Convention with a panel gathering high-level representatives of seafarers, ship-owners and port authorities. The panel discussion will be webcast live from Singapore’s harbour, starting at 07:00 GMT on Tuesday 20 August. http://www.ilo.org/global/standards/maritime-labour-convention/lang–en/index.htm
It’s rare to receive such a comprehensive report on how funding from Seafarers UK has a direct impact on the lives and wellbeing of individual seafarers and their families. So, with thanks to Roy Paul at the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme, here it is, in full, un-edited… Report of Humanitarian Support to the families [...]