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21-22 June 2021
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Marine Society


The Marine Society holds a unique and historical place in the pantheon of maritime charities and has a high brand value within the seafaring community. It was founded in 1756 to apprentice poor boys to the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy and to provide them with pre-sea education. During the 20th century it operated under the brand ‘Seafarer’s Education Service. In 2004, The Marine Society and the Sea Cadet Association merged to form the nation’s largest maritime charity: The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC). Since 2012 Marine Society’s purpose and vision is “to be the first in learning and personal development for seafarers”. Marine Society is unique in that it provides guidance, support and educational opportunities to both UK and international seafarers. The Coming Ashore project is a new service that helps seafarers transition into shoreside roles in maritime.