Merchant Navy Welfare Board




Charity Number: 212799

Contact: Stuart Rivers, Chief Executive

Address: 8 Cumberland Place, Southampton

Postcode: SO15 2BH

Phone: 02380 337799




Summary: The Board, established in 1948, is the umbrella charity supporting those organisations providing welfare to merchant seafarers and fishermen throughout the UK and in Gibraltar. It is also a member of the Maritime Charities Funding Group consisting of Nautilus International (on behalf of the ITF Seafarers Trust), The Seafarers' Charity, Seamen's Hospital Society, Trinity House and itself. The Board administers and supports 16 Port Welfare Committees in the United Kingdom and one in Gibraltar.

The Board also supports and undertakes research to further improve seafarers lives eg: studies raised by universities or providing information and feedback to government on maritime issues.

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