Case studies

  • Awarding maintenance grants to orphaned children

    September 29, 2015

    Keith was in the Merchant Navy serving as a second in command of his ship when he died at the age of 40 of a heart attack while on duty.

  • Care and accommodation for ex-seafarers – a Centenary project

    April 15, 2016

    In support of elderly or retired ex-seafarers and veterans from the Merchant Navy or Royal Navy, a new wing of an accommodation and care complex is being built at Mariners’ Park in Wallasey, Liverpool…

  • En-suite accommodation for an elderly ex-Merchant Navy seafarer

    February 1, 2016

    After being forced to take early retirement from the Merchant Navy at the age of 60, William found it difficult to find affordable accommodation and lived in lonely bedsits. Struggling with depression and illness William was eventually referred to the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest who provide accommodation and welfare services for both active and retired seafarers.

  • Helping to make a fresh start in life

    February 14, 2016

    Robert became a fisherman at 18, working away at sea for long periods to provide for his partner and two young children. Spending time away put a lot of pressure on his relationship. Sadly one day, it broke down altogether.

  • International Port Welfare Partnership – a Centenary project

    January 30, 2016

    The International Port Welfare Partnership project is designed to encourage the set-up of ‘Welfare Boards’, ensuring the well-being of seafarers is better supported when they come into port…

  • Kick-start funding for seafarers database

    February 14, 2016

    Harshaka, a Sri Lankan national, had been working on a Taiwanese fishing vessel in 2014 when he went missing.