News: Trinity House join Maritime UK
Trinity House has joined Maritime UK as a full member.
Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.
Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514 to regulate pilotage on the River Thames and provide for aged mariners, Trinity House becomes Maritime UK's 15th member.
Welcoming Trinity House to Maritime UK, Chairman David Dingle CBE, said:
"We are delighted to welcome Trinity House into Maritime UK membership. Very few play a more active role in the life of our maritime nation. We're looking forward to working with Trinity House to promote the UK's maritime sector, an even more important task in the context of Brexit."
Captain Ian McNaught, Deputy Master of Trinity House said:
"Trinity House is very proud to add its name to the roster of organisations already comprising Maritime UK. Both as a trainer of cadets in our role as a charity and as a provider of aids to navigation for the mariner as a General Lighthouse Authority, we hope that our contribution to our island nation’s shipping infrastructure will help further Maritime UK’s goals."