News: Maritime Recovery Route Map published
Maritime Minister Robert Courts will today launch the government's Maritime Recovery Route Map.
Announcing the news at the Mersey Maritime Exchange in Liverpool, the minister will outline the actions and projects set out within the route map to support recovery from the pandemic and accelerate the implementation of Maritime 2050.
The route map contains a major focus on people, skills and seafarer wellbeing.
Maritime Minister Robert Courts said:
"Seafarer wellbeing is at the heart of our Maritime 2050 agenda and we know that mental health difficulties at sea affect thousands of seafarers. We are committed to tackling this and building a diverse, highly skilled and exciting sector across the board – from shipbuilders to bosuns.
"This funding will help us tackle this problem by supporting the excellent work being done by charities and social organisations and fostering new programmes.
"I am also pleased to be launching our recovery route map, which will help to build a resilient, innovative and future-facing maritime sector for generations to come."
Ben Murray, Chief Executive at Maritime UK, said:
"To realise the vision that we have for the UK maritime sector in 2050, we need the best people from all backgrounds to offer new thinking on the big issues of our age. That means being an inclusive sector, one that invests in its people and prepares for the future.
"Maritime UK is delighted that people and skills are at the heart of the government’s maritime recovery route map and the industry is determined to accelerate its work on priorities like diversity and green skills."