Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation has 40-year anniversary

The Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation was formed on 5 May 1972. The main task was to manage the legacy of the old Seaman’s Houses and to give financial support to seamen and seamen’s widows in need.
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On the occasion of the anniversary this year, the prize-giving day was especially grand with the infrastructure minister, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, handing out the prizes. Here she is seen together with this year’s award winners, as well as the Foundation’s manager, Christer Nordling, and the vice-chairman, Chris Themnér, kneeling in the front row in the photograph.
On the occasion of the anniversary this year, the prize-giving day was especially grand with the infrastructure minister, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, handing out the prizes. Here she is seen together with this year’s award winners, as well as the Foundation’s manager, Christer Nordling, and the vice-chairman, Chris Themnér, kneeling in the front row in the photograph.
The Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation was formed on 5 May 1972. The main task was to manage the legacy of the old Seaman’s Houses and to give financial support to seamen and seamen’s widows in need. During the first few decades the number of recipients decreased steadily, but in recent years the curve has flattened out. The Mercantile Marine Foundation also supports research and education and awards scholarships to students.
It has become most renowned for the annual prize-giving days when creative sailors are given awards for ingenious inventions that help work onboard ships.
Linda Sundgren

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