Seafarers Awareness Week

Seafarers UK has coordinated and promoted Seafarers Awareness Week annually since 2010.

Every year we choose a fresh theme for Seafarers Awareness Week.

In 2020 Seafarers Awareness Week will be 6-12 July.

Seafarers UK has always had a Royal Charter requirement to promote ‘safety at sea’. And in Seafarers UK’s 2019 manifesto, the charity states seafarers must ‘be kept safe and return from their seafaring voyages without experiencing accident or harm’. This is reflected in our Seafarers Awareness Week 2020 theme of ‘Seafarers Safety’, while we continue to raise public awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence as an island nation on the men and women who work at sea.

Campaigning will focus on the hazards faced by seafarers on merchant vessels globally and UK fishers, revealing practical steps – including enhanced training – that can be taken to reduce fatalities and serious injuries.

For more information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK, email, phone 020 7932 5969.