What We Do

The MVS educates members in all aspects of maritime and communication skills and knowledge, promotes the preservation of life and property within the maritime environment, helps local organisations and events with skilled support, stimulates interest in maritime affairs, and excites members to achieve through training and helping their local community.

Our Mission


To advance the education and training of the members of the Charity and the general public in all aspects of maritime and communication skills and knowledge.


The protection and preservation of life and property primarily, but not exclusively, within the maritime environment.


To help at maritime events around the country.


To stimulate the interest from all walks of life in maritime affairs.


To be an interesting and useful spare time activity that is fun and exciting.

We strive to achieve

We maintain a body of skilled volunteers to:

Support national and local government departments and agencies or support harbour, port, national and local authorities on request.

Support events on land and sea as required by the organisers to assist in the safety and security of the event participants and of the general public in attendance or to provide communication and operational support.

Promote and support a better understanding of the marine environment.

To provide a central and local training provision to which our members and other volunteers can access.

Stimulate the interest of young people in maritime affairs and the water.

We provide support

We provide skilled support for local maritime organisations and events.