Supporting Organisations


Apostleship of the Sea

The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or rank. In all the main ports in Great Britain its team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.

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The Mission to Seafarers

The Mission to Seafarers works in over 260 ports caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through its global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers it offers practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.

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Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea by providing professional search and rescue to people who are in distress.

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The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) exists to provide a voice for UK fishermen, irrespective of where on the coast they are based or the size of the vessel they operate.

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Sailors' Society

Sailors’ Society is an international maritime welfare charity, committed to transforming the lives of seafarers and their families in port, at sea and at home, through chaplaincy, education and relief of poverty and distress.

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Seafarers UK

Seafarers UK is a charity that helps people in the maritime community by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families. It gives money to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, fishing fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

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1 Pump Court

1 Pump Court is committed to removing inequality and providing a first class service to all, particularly the publicly funded client and those to whom funding is not available.

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9 Bedford Row International (9bri) 

9 Bedford Row International handles issues of an international nature and criminal cases for clients that are private individuals, states, governments and organisations from the start of a crisis as it develops on the international stage, to investigations and the court proceedings that may follow.

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Ataergin Tanriverdi  (A&T Law)

Ataergin Tanriverdi  (A&T Law) is an international law firm with headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. Practice areas include shipping, ports and terminals, logistics, insurance, engineering and the hotel and leisure sectors.

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Big hART

Big hART is Australia’s leading arts and social change company; producing critically and publicly acclaimed performance, visual, and media art while being a powerful driver of solutions to complex social problems. 

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Blue Angel

Every night there is a city of workers afloat on our oceans, delivering consumer goods along a liquid highway to our doors. Yet most people know nothing of them, their epic stories almost unknown. Blue Angel tells these stories, bringing attention to the invisibility of contemporary exploitation and working to promote the practice of Fair Shipping. 

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre tracks the human rights policy and performance of over 6000 companies in over 180 countries, making information publicly available. We engage with companies and governments to urge them to share information publicly. 

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clt-300CLT envirolaw 

CLT envirolaw is a niche sustainability, business and human rights consultancy. We aim to provide high quality, specialist advice and resources to organisations seeking to create strategic or operational change in line with their business objectives. We deliver flexible and robust advice to organisations, harnessing our legal expertise.

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Crewtoo is the world’s largest online network of the seafaring community, with more than 112,000 members.

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ejf-300The Environmental Justice Foundation

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK-based non-profit organization working internationally to protect the environment and human rights. Our Ocean’s campaign focuses on protecting global marine resources, combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, and promoting sustainable fisheries management. 

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Europeche is the representative body for fishermen in the European Union representing around 45,000 vessels, both artisanal and large scale, 80,000 fishermen and counting 16 member organisations from 10 European countries.

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Fidra Films

Fidra Films was founded to address the problem of seafarers having unequal or restricted access to relevant, quality, effective maritime training and the risk that this poses for all seafarers, their employers, the ships they sail in, their passengers, cargo and the environment. 

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The Fishermen’s Mission

As the only national charity that works solely with fishermen and their families, the Fishermen’s Mission (formerly known as the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen) offers financial, pastoral and spiritual support as well as a vital emergency response service.

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Fish Wise

FishWise promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry. We support sustainability through environmentally responsible business practices. 

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FreedomFund-300Freedom Fund 

The Freedom Fund is a new philanthropic initiative designed to bring much-needed strategic focus and financial resources to the fight against modern slavery. With an expert team and global perspective, the Freedom Fund aims to raise $100 million for smart anti-slavery investments in the countries and industries where it is most needed.

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Guardian Maritime 

The GUARDIAN™ ship protection system is a BMP 4 compliant installation which forms part of a vessel’s layered defence system. It provides worldwide 24/7 protection against stowaways, robbery and piracy for vessels, crew and cargo at sea, anchor or in port. It is also highly effective for use on static installations such as oil rigs.

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hras_300pxHuman Rights at Sea

Human Rights at Sea is an independent Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation, (CIO) and Registered Charity, Number 1161673, based in England. Its aim is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.

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IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

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IMPA ACT is an independent initiative of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) that seeks to improve the economic, social, and environmental compliance of its ship purchaser and supplier members. The initiative helps members to become sustainability frontrunners by working towards compliance with internationally endorsed standards and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

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InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Collectively, InterManager members are involved in the management of more than 5,000 ships and responsible for in excess of 250,000 seafarers.

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International Criminal Law Bureau 

The International Criminal Law Bureau is a group of highly qualified lawyers with unrivalled expertise in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law and criminal law. The Bureau’s lawyers provide clients with the skill and experience needed to handle the most complex international criminal cases, political situations and problems.

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Jobs In Maritime 

Jobs in Maritime is the global maritime jobsite & recruitment service of National Maritime (NMDG) shore-side & sea -going careers. A unique job-site and recruitment service for jobseekers and employers, focused 100% on land and sea jobs created by maritime industries, to help drive forward economic growth and prosperity.

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KVH Industries

KVH  is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. These solutions include the mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone satellite communications systems, and TracVision satellite television systems. 

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Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Liverpool Seafarers Centre extends the hand of friendship to thousands of seafarers every year. We are a charity operating a frontline service to provide practical and emotional support for seafarers, the often invisible workforce on whom we all depend to ship 95% of UK trade.

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March on Stress

March on Stress is the leading UK provider of trauma risk management (TRiM) training and the only to offer an associated BTEC qualification. They also supply first class psychological resilience services for organisations that routinely place their people in harm's way.

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Marine Risk Management

MRM specialises in a wide range of risk management including anti-piracy, vessel lay-up, early warning and maritime asset recovery. In 1996 MRM launched the world's first Anti-Piracy Rapid Response Force, and has gone on to become the leader in combating Piracy and Hijack threats and incidents, employing only the very best maritime-experienced personnel. More recently MRM is proud to be one of the founder members of the International Association of Maritime Security Professionals (IAMSP).

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Marlins is a leading brand in English language testing, training and recruitment solutions for the shipping, cruise and offshore industries. Working closely with the ISF, UK MCA and the IMO, Marlins seeks to provide high quality and cost-effective training and assessment products which comply with the rigorous standards required by the shipping industry.

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MSS Global 

UKAS Accredited Certification Body - offering a number of scaleable, adaptable and supporting services – helping companies, from small to multi-national, provide assurance.

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National Maritime (NMDG)

National Maritime is a maritime network for industries influenced by the sea and waterways. The group focuses on supply chain development and the suitable growth of estuarine and coastal communities, to drive sector and economic growth. Key sectors include shipping, port operations and business services, marine engineering, renewable, fisheries, heritage, offshore oil and recreational.

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The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. The Nautical Institute is also a major maritime publisher with over 200 titles to its credit. 

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform

The Shipbreaking Platform is a coalition of environmental, human and labour rights organisations. The overarching goal of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform is to prevent toxic end-of-life ships from being beached in developing countries.

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Pacific Dialogue

Pacific Dialogue is an innovative and experiences NGO working in the fields of human rights and conflict resolution. With a vision of a just, peaceful and democratic Fiji, Pacific Dialogue develops and delivers projects that promote dialogue and education on the issues of democracy and governance, traditional leadership, empowering youth and human trafficking. 

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Quadrant Chambers

Quadrant Chambers is a leading set of barristers specialising in commercial law.

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The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers 

The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative (the Dallaire Initiative) is a global partnership based at Dalhousie University. Our mission is to progressively eradicate the use and recruitment of child soldiers through a security sector approach.

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Salama Fikira 

Salama Fikira provides a comprehensive range of African-centric security solutions to clients wanting to minimise the risks to their personnel, operations and assets when working in Africa. 

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The free online advice, discussion and support network for wives, partners & families of seafarers.

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Setel Powerline Ltd

Setel are the leading reseller of voice and data services, not just in the UK but around the world. Our main sector is Shipping and related services, such as Oil & Gas. Our services are used in the main ship broking houses in London and our mobile and satellite solutions have been deployed all over the world. 

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Slave Free Seas (SFS)

Slave Free Seas is a charitable trust based in New Zealand. “To fight the business of modern slavery on the seas” SFS is the only NGO in the world with a specific focus on ending human trafficking at sea. Primarily directed at seafarers who are least able to stand up for themselves (or have a meaningful voice), SFS sees its work as critical to high seas governance and a raft of related environmental issues.

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Solarglide is a Global Maritime Supplier of navigational safety products & marine chemicals. Solarglide understand the health and wellbeing of your crew & vessel are vital elements of daily operations onboard. Each of our products are specifically designed to improve both their productivity & performance levels, plus help you protect them from the harmful elements of the maritime environment, such as extreme heat, solar glare, piracy threats & heavy rain. 

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We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

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TRACE International

TRACE is a non-profit business association that pools resources to provide members with anti-bribery compliance support while TRACE Incorporated offers both members and non-members customisable risk-based due diligence, anti-bribery training and advisory services. 

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Tsavliris Salvage 

TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP is a world-class professional marine salvor, dedicated to saving life and property at sea and to protecting the marine environment from accident-related pollution.

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UN Global Compact 

The UN Global Compact is the platform for business to act on global goals. At the UN Global Compact, we believe it’s possible to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets.

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Videotel provide maritime training materials for oil, gas and chemical tankers, container, refrigerated cargo, passenger and RO-RO ships, offshore operations, pilots, surveyors, port and terminal operators, and more.

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