Events Calendar

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In 2019 Seafarers UK will be focusing on raising awareness of the UK’s commercial fishing industry, especially the skippers and crews of fishing vessels of all sizes, from under-10m beach-launched boats, to the huge pelagic trawlers operating out of major ports such as Peterhead and Plymouth.

Seafarers UK has already called upon Government to ensure that fishermen’s lives are as well protected as the fish they catch.

This plea followed in the wake of a major research project – commissioned by Seafarers UK – that focused on a diverse selection of the UK ports and harbours, culminating in the publication of a free 48-page Fishing for a Future report.

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

The Mission to Seafarers Annual Service

Our 160th Annual Service will be held at St Michael Paternoster Royal, London, the home church of The Mission to Seafarers, on Wednesday, 10th July at 12 noon to celebrate Sea Sunday, which falls on the following weekend.   On this special occasion of reflection and thanksgiving we are honoured that The Rt Revd the Lord Eames, OM, former Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, has graciously agreed to be with us.  

This is the time of year when, traditionally, we especially show our gratitude to merchant seafarers and remember the hardships and challenges that they face as they work to deliver over 90 per cent of the goods we use on a daily basis. 

Following the Service there will be a buffet reception in the Whittington Hall.  After this there will be a Questions & Answers Panel available from 2pm to 3 pm to update supporters about the work of the Mission. 
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Taking place across London, and featuring a number of regional events, LISW highlights London’s key role on the international maritime stage, and the strength and breadth of the UK’s maritime offering.

Our industry partnerships with the UK Government, led by the Department for Transport, ensure substantial ministerial and official involvement throughout the week. Among the sectors represented will be charterers, shipowners, ship managers, shipbrokers, lawyers, regulators, bankers, ship and bunker suppliers, commodity traders, port authorities and operators, insurers, maritime service providers, ship builders, engineering and technology companies.