Maritime Links

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) has strategic links with a number of maritime organisations and charities. 

Maritime UK brings together the shipping, ports and maritime business services sectors in the UK to speak with a single voice on key strategic and practical issues of joint interest.
The Maritime Foundation promotes Britain’s interests across the entire maritime sector. Its purpose is to inform and raise public and parliamentary awareness of the importance of Britain’s maritime industries, commerce and defence through education, training and research, as well as through the Foundation’s annual Maritime Media Awards.
The Challenger Society for Marine Science is the UK learned society for the interdisciplinary subject of marine science. It advances the study of marine science through research and education, and encourages two way collaboration between the research base and industry.
The Greenwich Forum aims to promote public awareness of Britain's dependence on the sea, by encouragement of debate, discussion and education.
Mercy Ships is an international charity that provides free medical and humanitarian services to the people of Africa using its hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.
Founded in 1856, and funded entirely by voluntary donations, today’s Mission to Seafarers offers emergency assistance and support, and a friendly welcome to crews visiting some 250 ports around the world.
Seafarers UK is the new name for King George’s Fund for Sailors, which has been helping seafarers since 1917. It is an umbrella organisation that awards grants to other maritime charities.
Formed in 1387 as a Trade Guild to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London, the Shipwrights have a long standing commitment to support education and charity in the maritime sector, with initiatives such as the Queen’s Silver Medal Award and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme.
Sailors’ Society is an international charity working in ports across the world. Our chaplains help seafarers and their families with welfare and practical support. We visit ships in ports and talk with seafarers away from home for up to a year at a time; we help them get in touch with much missed loved ones and access medical treatment; we liaise with frightened families when seafarers are kidnapped by terrorists or imprisoned and we build homes and schools and provide grants to bring hope and security to seafaring communities.