Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society

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Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society

Instituted in 1839, the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society (Shipwrecked Mariners' Society) exists to provide financial help to merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants who are in need. We pay an immediate grant to the widow of a serving seafarer who dies, whether death occurs at sea or ashore. Regular grants are paid to elderly seafarers and widows whose circumstances justify ongoing support. Special grants are made to meet particular needs in crisis situations. Practical assistance is given to seafarers of any nationality shipwrecked on the coast of the British Isles.