Seafarers Awareness Week
Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June) is an annual campaign coordinated by Seafarers UK – the leading charity for seafarers in need – to raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers. (The campaign aligns with the International Maritime Organization's annual event, Day of the Seafarer, on 25 June.) The focus for 2017 is maritime employment opportunities in the UK, including shore based.
Seafarers UK is celebrating is centenary this year. The organisation gives grants of £2.5 million annually to more than 70 charities and organisations that help seafarers, their families and dependents, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.