figure Mac McLaren has found a new lease of life by becoming a regional speaker
for the international seafaring charity The Mission to Seafarers.
McLaren was appointed an Honorary Speaker for the charity which supports
visiting seafarers in over 258 ports around the world. As a volunteer
ambassador, Mac will be visiting churches, groups and youth clubs to give talks
about the importance of shipping to the UK and how the Mission supports crews
facing piracy, isolation, loneliness and abandonment.
retiring, I worked as a marine engineer on many different types of vessels,
from large commercial ships to trawlers and this has given me a deep understanding
and appreciation for the hard work seafarers do," said Mac on his appointment.
"Working at sea is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world and as
someone who has lost a grandfather and three uncles to the deep I am well aware
of the difficulties the 1.3 million seafarers face. The Mission to Seafarers
does wonderful work assisting crews from all over the world and as Honorary
Speaker I am excited to share the importance of their work with as many people
If you or
your group would be interested in hearing Mac talk about his experiences and
the work of The Mission to Seafarers, contact him directly on 01392 259 824 or