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Slater Scholarship applicants cap lifted for 2021 submissions

Slater Scholarship applicant cap lifted for 2021 submissions

For many decades Marine Society has proudly managed The Slater Scholarship programme on behalf of Nautilus International.

These ‘gold standard’ scholarships offer Merchant Navy seafarers up to £18,500 towards gaining their officer of the watch qualification and as a result, more than a thousand seafarers have successfully progressed their seagoing career in the last ten years alone.

During 2020, a downturn in income meant the fund was only...

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Developing Seafarers - Level 3 Maritime Mathematics and Vessel Stability qualifications launch

Developing Seafarers - Level 3 Awards in Maritime Mathematics and Vessel Stability launch

Our Learn@Sea courses have been received positively from all walks of seafarer life, and now we are proud to launch two accredited qualifications by Open Awards: Level 3 Award inMaritime Mathematics and Level 3 Award in Vessel Stability.

These A-level equivalent qualifications have been created to support seafarers’ development in order to further their maritime career.

The units contain learning outcomes and assessment criteria that are...

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Covid-19 Redundancy and Retraining Bursary Fund Launches

Covid-19 Redundancy and Retraining Bursary Fund Launches

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of industries to reluctantly close their doors temporarily with staff members being caught in this unprecedented wave of uncertainty, having to settle for the government furlough scheme or worse; redundancy.

We have joined forces with an alliance of maritime welfare charities Maritime Charities Group (MCG), the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House to launch a bursary fund solely catering...

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Fisherman’s Mission supports the Learn@Sea offer

Fisherman’s Mission supports the Learn@Sea offer

Our Learn@Sea courses have been created to cater for every seafarer across the maritime sector, whether you are a Bosun’s Mate or a Captain of a vessel. Everyone should feel they have the opportunity to gain an education at sea and our award-winning suite of courses helps fulfil that.

The key to making this a success is to spread the word as quickly as possible. Therefore we have collaborated with the Fisherman’s Mission, a Fisherman’s...

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Maritime English: An Introductory Guide

Maritime English: An Introductory Guide

In an industry that boasts a strong international presence, it is essential to have a common language that everyone on board a vessel can understand and communicate in.

Maritime English, also known as Standard Maritime Communication Phrases (SMCP), is the lingua franca at sea so to speak, and is vitally important for a multitude of reasons; the safety of the crew, the efficiency of daily tasks and the integrity of the ship.

By having specific...

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