About us

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.

Managed day to day by the Merchant Navy Training Board, we strive to be a centre of excellence for new entrant seafarer training and provide support to the maritime sector for defined education and training purposes. Supporting Rating and Officer training and development, while providing funding support to specific activities and projects that aim to facilitate and promote the education of UK seafarers in maritime skills.