Seafarer Support was launched in 2010 as a central point of information and signposting service for UK serving and retired personnel and their dependants from the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleet and the Royal Navy. Seafarer Support is a resource for referring agencies within local authorities, NHS Trusts and the wider charity sector. Its aim is to connect eligible beneficiaries to the right charities during times of need, offering support and services in the following categories:

  • COVID-19 Redundancy, Training & Employment
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accommodation
  • Advice
  • Support
  • Health / Medical

The Shipwrights’ Company has agreed to display one the Seafarer Support graphics on the Responsive Donations page of this website in order to promote the service. During the Coronavirus pandemic, seafarers and their families need the support of the maritime community more than ever. The pandemic has impacted health, employment, financial security and general wellbeing, so it is even more vital that they know how to access the full range of services available to them.

Serving or retired UK seafarer or dependent? Their easy to navigate website is at or call them on 0800 121 4765