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Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society – COVID-19 Statement

We understand that during these times of uncertainty there may be an increased need for financial support among the fishing and merchant maritime community – both for individuals and their dependants. The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has supported seafarers through crisis for 181 years and continues to do so as we navigate this latest challenge. We […]

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Society on lookout for seafaring heroes

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime and rescue communities to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding bravery and expertise in aiding those in peril at sea, for its 169th Skill and Gallantry Awards. Since 1851, the Society has presented the awards to individuals and crews who have shown courage and […]

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Seafarers UK supports Shipwrecked Mariners

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has been awarded a £75,000 grant from Seafarers UK to support its work. Seafarers UK is the premier fundraising organisation supporting the maritime community. Click here to find out how our funding is spent or click here to find out more about Seafarers UK. We are delighted to receive this grant […]

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Robin Hood’s Bay Family raise over £3,400 for Society

A recent exhibition of maritime paintings was organised by brothers, Ben and Matthew Wedgwood, in memory of their late father, William Wedgwood; a long-time supporter of the Society and keen marine artist who exhibited his work each year at the Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire. Members of the Wedgwood family have […]

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Mayor and Mayoress Launch Society’s Christmas Card Appeal

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chichester, Councillor Richard Plowman and Mrs Lynne Plowman, have officially launched the annual Christmas Card Appeal for the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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Quick-thinking Skipper & Courageous Crews Honoured at Awards Ceremony

Three remarkable stories of Skill & Gallantry at sea have been recognised and rewarded at the Society’s annual awards ceremony held in London this week. The skipper of a fishing vessel, rescue helicopter crews and committed charity volunteers were among those celebrated by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, for their bravery at sea […]

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