It is with much regret, that the Annual Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service previously planned for Sunday 5th September has been cancelled. the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation in September, the vulnnerability of those attending, the maintenance of social distancing when travelling, mixing with shipmates on parade, in the Gardens and at Wetherspoons has been […]
Many congratulations to the @StellaMarisOrg who today celebrated their centenary. They hold a special place in the heart of Glasgow Branch members not only because the Stella Maris was founded in Glasgow but in the 70’s we held our meetings in the Stella Maris at Calton Place and when the Stella Maris opened in Whiteinch […]
World Maritime Day 24th September 2020 UK maritime charities step up as shipping sector faces humanitarian crisisAs a result of the pandemic, the maritime shipping sector faces a humanitarian crisis. This aspect of the ongoing crisis should concern us all. Why? Because the maritime shipping sector moves more than 80 per cent of global trade […]
This morning in Plymouth, our National Chairwoman, Mrs Christine Payne laid a Wreath on behalf of The Watch Ashore at The Watchkeeper Monument on the Hoe. This monument is dedicated to those who have served or who are serving in the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets.
Seafarers UK is calling on flagpole owners throughout the UK to support the charity’s annual ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ campaign. Last year the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag was flown at more than one thousand locations ashore, including by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No. 10 Downing Street. With few public […]
The Watch Ashore is a small organisation with a big heart. We have always supported seafarers and the various maritime charities. At this particular time we wanted to show, in some small way, that the crew on the cruise liners have not been forgotten and that we care about them. We have made up “care […]