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The Maritime Educational Foundation (MEF) is a shipping industry charitable organisation overseen by a board of Trustees who represent Nautilus International, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT), several UK based shipping companies and the UK Chamber of Shipping.

The MEF strives to be a centre of excellence for seafarer training and provides support to the maritime sector for defined education and training purposes.

MEF funding strategy – A three stranded approach to support UK seafarers

  • To support rating training and development;
  • To support officer training and development;
  • To provide funding support to specific activities and projects that will facilitate and promote the education and training of UK seafarers in maritime skills.