18 April, 2009

Merchant Navy Liaison Office

Royal Navy and Royal Marines/Merchant Navy Liaison Voyages
The aim of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines / Merchant Navy Liaison Voyage Scheme (MNLV) is to foster good relations between the RN and MN, by providing RN and RM officers with experience of Merchant Navy operations (and vice versa) and encouraging Merchant Navy liaison in defence matters. The scheme enables serving officers to take passage in selected merchant ships and for MN personnel to embark in HM Ships.

Voyages can last from one week to three months, in a variety of vessels, including cargo, ro-ro, container, passenger ships and fast craft. Some voyages involve joining and leaving abroad.

The scheme applies to regular officers of the rank of Commander or equivalent and below, but can include others in special circumstances.

DLO and PJHQ Officers of all services are eligible to participate subject to costs being borne by their parent organisations.

Participants require CO / Line Manager's and Career Manager's approval.

Not all applications can be met. Successful applicants are required to attend a briefing on the scheme given by the MNLO, at the MWS and produce a Voyage Report with 14 days of return.

Voyage Reports are required.

The scheme is administered by the Merchant Navy Liaison Officer (MNLO)
Lt Cdr Roger Leather RNR at the Maritime Trade and Reserves Training Unit (MTRTU), Maritime Warfare School, HMS Collingwood on behalf of the Director Naval Staff.

Phone Icon Phone: 01329 333590  |  Mil: 93825 3590

Applications should be made on the form below.

Download Downloadable File: Application Form (PDF)
The completed form is be e-mailed as an attachment and also mailed to:

Email E-mail: mws-wot-mtr2@nrta.mod.uk

Lt Cdr R J Leather RNR
Room G135, Marlborough Building
Newgate Lane
PO14 1AS

Merchant Navy / Royal Navy Liaison Voyages
Merchant Navy Officers and Shipping Company Managers may be eligible under the scheme to take passage in RN Ships. The scheme applies to those Merchant Navy Officers who are British citizens, as defined under the terms of the British Nationality Act 1981 or British Dependent Territory citizens. Initially, those interested should contact MNLO Lt Cdr Roger Leather for further details.

Phone Icon Phone: 01329 333590  |  Mil: 93825 3590

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