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A specialist telephone advice service for Merchant Seafarers, Fishermen and their families and dependents.

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

"Promoting the provision of the highest quality welfare services to merchant seafarers and their dependants in the United Kingdom"

Shipwrecked Mariners

Relieving Distress Amongst the Seafaring Community Since 1839.


One Day's service a lifetime of support


Officers' Association

Supporting Officers, retired Officers and their families seeking Employment, Advice, Assistance and Accommodation.

The Forces Pension Society

The Forces Pension Society is a not-for-profit membership organisation campaigning for the best possible Armed Forces pensions, including a Pension Helpline for our Members and their families.

The Women's Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust or WRNS BT

The Trust provides relief in cases of necessity or distress amongst former members of the Women's Royal Naval Service and their dependants.

Sailors' Society

The Sailors’ Society provides a personal lifeline for merchant seafarers on board ship and when they step ashore in port.

Merchant Navy Officers

Trinity House

Charitable organisation dedicated to the safety, welfare and training of mariners.

The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships.

Age UK

Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.


Provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service.  Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats, and since 2001, its lifeguards, have saved more than 140,000 lives.

UK Harbour Masters' Association

The organisation is a professional association of harbour masters. The Association consists of seven regional constituencies, including an active group in Scotland that includes both mainland and island Members.

The Coast Guard Association

The Coastguard Association is a registered charity. Established in 1976 to help Coastguard personnel and their dependents from all over the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, in times of hardship. The charity has the blessing and the full support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Maritime Volunteer Service

Recognised national maritime training organisation

Association of Royal Navy Officers

The Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO) is a Membership Association with connections to the Royal Naval Officers Charity.

The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

The purpose of the NFFO is to ensure that the fishermen of England, Wales and Northern Ireland have a strong and clear voice when decisions are taken affecting their livelihoods, whether those decisions are taken in Brussels, London, Belfast or Cardiff.

The Royal Marines Association

The role of the Royal Marines Association (RMA) is to maintain and promote esprit de corps and comradeship amongst all Royal Marines and their families, past and present.

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust was established in 1922 to give help, in cases of need, to those who are serving or have served as ratings in the Royal Navy or as other ranks in the Royal Marines, and their dependants - the RNBT Family.

The War Widows' Association of Great Britain

The War Widows Association working 'Through the Generations - Moving Forward Together' is essentially a campaigning group and exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Community Network Projects

Seafarers Link is an innovative Community Network project, launched in 2009, connecting up retired seafarers from across the UK.