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CELEBRATING DAY OF THE SEAFARER AND 261st BIRTHDAY

CELEBRATING DAY OF THE SEAFARER AND 261st BIRTHDAY

22/06/17

On 25 June, Marine Society will be turning 261 years old, after first launching in 1756 as a charity to help young men with naval training to serve aboard the King's ships. On the same day, Marine Society will celebrate the annual Day of the Seafarer, which was established to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole. 

The day, and Seafarers week which proceeds it, is in line with Marine Society's vision that seafarers deserve access to career and life-enhancing education, wherever they are in the world.

To learn more about Day of the Seafarer please watch this video from Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General. 

 
MARINE SOCIETY AT IMO CONFERENCE

MARINE SOCIETY AT IMO CONFERENCE

20/06/2017

The Marine Society recently had a pop-up bookshop at the International Maritime Organization’s London headquarters, during its Maritime Safety Committee. More than 1,000 delegates were in attendance to debate new resolutions and recommendations relating to safety at sea.

The Marine Society has been the designated bookshop for IMO and an authorised distributor for 10 years but the pop-up shop represents a new chapter in the Marine Society’s relationship with IMO. The IMO said it was pleased to support the work of Marine Society and its commitment to lifelong learning and the provision of essential maritime regulatory information to all seafarers and IMO delegates.

 

 

 
SAFETY AT SEA SHORTLIST FOR LEARN@SEA

SAFETY AT SEA SHORTLIST FOR LEARN@SEA

14/06/2017

Marine Society’s Learn@Sea digital education platform has been shortlisted in HIS Markit’s Safety at Sea awards.

The awards recognise those who improve seafarer competence and risk management with innovations and achievements in the fields of training, operations, equipment and services.

The ‘Best Crew Development and Training Programme’ category, in which it has been shortlisted, distinguishes the programmes that
develop seafarer skills and ensure that crew comply with industry best practice and global regulation.

To date, more than 5,200 seafarers have used Marine Society’s Learn@sea platform to help improve the skills they need to fulfil their career ambitions, and to make the ships they sail on safer by improving the communication skills and technical ability of crew.

The winner will be announced in September. To find out more about Learn@Sea, visit: http://atsea.marine-society.org/

 
MARINE SOCIETY AND SEA CADETS WISHES GOOD LUCK TO EXAM-TAKERS

MARINE SOCIETY AND SEA CADETS WISHES GOOD LUCK TO EXAM-TAKERS

16/05/2017

Marine Society and Sea Cadets would like to wish good luck to all those who are taking their exams.

We aim to be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning, and many associated with the charity will be sitting SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels.

Marine Society offers tailored learning programmes to seafarers, with qualifications such as GCSEs and A-Levels available. Cadets, meanwhile, will also be taking these exams, as well as SATs.

GCSE exams got under way this week, while A-Levels will be taken later this summer.

You can find out more about the programmes and qualifications Marine Society offers here: http://www.marine-society.org/education-hub

 
SLATER FUND INCREASE

SLATER FUND INCREASE

21/04/2017

Marine Society are delighted to announce that the Slater Trustees have agreed to increase the Slater award to £18,500, plus a £1,500 completion bonus, meaning that the total value of the scholarship is now £20,000.  This increase celebrates 40 years of the scholarship (since 1977) and the Slater Trustees are planning to create a logo which we can use to promote the fund.

The fund was established in memory of former MNAOA General Secretary John William Slater. In the last 10 years over 1000 seafarers have benefitted and the value of the fund has increased from £2,500 to the new amount. 

 
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