MSSC is a vibrant national charity delivering life changing nautical adventure for young people through the Sea Cadets together with personal and professional development opportunities for seafarers with the Marine Society.

Our vision for MSSC:

To be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning

Our vision for each element of for:

Sea Cadets:
To give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun

Marine Society:
To be the first in learning and personal development for seafarers.

Please support our work here


The charity works across the maritime sector to support young people and seafarers. Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy who contribute just under 50% of our funding, the charity fundraises tirelessly for the rest. MSSC is the parent charity for the Sea Cadets, which has 400 units across the UK supporting 14,000 young people with 9,000 trained volunteers, and we help seafarers get to where they want to be by supporting their professional development by providing distance learning opportunities and ships libraries.


To find out more about our plans to further improve the astounding contribution already made through our work to the lives of thousands of young people and seafarers you can read our Vision & Strategy here



Call us on +44 (0)20 7654 7000 or email info@ms-sc.org for more information