Maritime Charities Group

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Mission Statement: ‘The Maritime Charities Group aims to be the focal point for the sharing of information, the discussion and development of policy and research, raising awareness of the maritime community, promoting best practice within the UK maritime charity sector, and to be an influential voice for the welfare of seafarers and their families.’

The new Maritime Charities Group (MCG) will continue the focus on research and development started by the previous Maritime Charities Funding Group. Seafarers UK provides the Chairmanship and administrative support for the group. MCG will be updating and refining existing research and commissioning new pieces of work. We want to hear your opinions about areas of research that you think should be undertaken and any other areas of development that should be followed for the benefit of the UK maritime sector.

Please see below links to presentations from this year’s Supporting Seafarers Conference  in downloadable pdf format:

Membership of the MCG is open to any organisation that has a remit to ensure the wider efficiency UK maritime charity sector or can actively promote and support the overall aims of the Group as summarised in the Mission Statement of the MCG. Members pay an annual subscription.

The current members of the MCG are:

  • Seafarers UK
  • Trinity House
  • Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
  • Merchant Navy Welfare Board
  • Nautilus International
  • Seamen’s Hospital Society
  • Greenwich Hospital (Observer Status)
  • ITF Seafarers’ Trust

Recent MCG research on the UK Seafarers’ Demographic Profile can be downloaded here.

The background demographic statistical data can be downloaded by selecting the relevant file below:

Three latest additional reports can be downloaded by selecting relevant file below:

The new report, released at Supporting Seafarers Conference 2017 on October 16-17 is now also available to download. Please select either a full or summarised version below:

For further information about the Maritime Charities Group contact Valerie Coleman on 0751 505 0301 or email