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Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Merchant seafarers organisations

There are over 80 registered maritime welfare charities,  58 of which support the merchant navy. We have listed some of these charities and other maritime organisations below. However, if you wish to search all the registered organisations to find a match to your own specific needs, a good place to start is the Maritime Charities Welfare Guide which is available at the Seafarer Support website, the link to which is shown below.

Seafarer Support

A free and confidential referral service for serving and former seafarers and their families.

Chamber of Shipping

For information on UK shipping employers

Merchant Navy Officers.Com

Matters of interest to officers past and present

Nautilus International

For information on the trades union for ship’s officers

Seafarers Advice & Information Line (SAIL)

 A dedicated UK-wide Citizens Advice Bureau service providing free advice to merchant seafarers and their families.

Seafarers UK (King George Fund for Sailors)

The seafarers’ charity, 1917 to 2002 and beyond, helping seafarers in need

The Marine Society

Dedicated to the service of professional seafarers since 1756

The Merchant Navy Association

The website for merchant navy enthusiasts