Seafarers Awareness Week
Tue, 12 June 2012
Seafarers Awareness Week (25 June-1 July) is the annual campaign coordinated by Seafarers UK – the leading charity for seafarers in need – to raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers.
Seafarers UK gives grants of £2.5 million annually to more than 70 charities and organisations that help seafarers, their families and dependants, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
With the support of those beneficiaries, Seafarers UK promotes Seafarers Awareness Week to highlight:
95% of total UK trade is carried by ship more than half of our food is imported – over 90% of this comes by sea we rely on seafarers to keep our ‘island nation’ afloat.