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Research into port-based welfare needs of women seafarers is long overdue

16 March 2022

MCG is delighted to support a new initiative from the Seafarers’ International Research Centre (SIRC) at Cardiff University. With funding from MCG members The Seafarers’ Charity, SIRC will be looking at the port-based welfare needs of women seafarers working on cargo ships, research that is long overdue.

Welcoming this initiative, Commander Graham Hockley LVO RN, Chairman of MCG, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome this important piece of research by SIRC into an issue that is little understood. We know that women seafarers make less use of port-based welfare services than men but we don’t know why. This study will help us gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by women on cargo ships and how welfare services might be developed to better support their needs.”

To find out more about the study go to: