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 […]
Like many organisations the Watch Ashore has had to cancel/postpone planned meetings and events. One such event is our National AGM although we are disappointed at not seeing our friends we will be keeping in touch with each other some via Seafarers’ link others through emailing, facebook and other social media apps. Seafaring families are […]
The first Bon Voyage evening of 2020 was held last month in the Riverside Campus of the City of Glasgow College. We are delighted that the college continues to fund these events and the evenings would not be possible without the support from the various people who come along to share their knowledge and seafaring […]