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The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society have launched a national photography competition, in which they are seeking the photo which best captures Britain's relationship with the sea.

Way out of Fowey, leading to the sea. Located near our hotel in Fowey - The Cormorant

The Ultimate Sea View photography competition coincides with Seafarers Awareness Week, which runs from the 20th - 28th June, and aims to help to raise awareness of Britain's dependence on seafarers.

Britain has the largest port industry in Europe, with over 95 per cent of all imports being carried by ship, and 75 per cent of exports shipped from UK sea ports.

The photo competition is being displayed at the Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society care home in Surrey, and has been viewed by Princess Anne, who is a patron for the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. She was even greeted with some views of Cornwall, as some entries of our fantastic coastline have made it into the display.

Many people do not realise how important seafarers are to the UK economy, and how much they contribute. For example, our hotel in Fowey relies on local produce being brought in from sea in order to be served in our restaurant.

If you would like to show your support, why not enter your own photograph into the competition, which closes on the 7th August. With so many wonderful views across Cornwall, there will be many opportunities to find a photograph which best captures the country's lasting relationship with the sea.

More details can be found at, where entrants will have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes, as well as raising awareness for such a worthwhile cause.


Photo courtesy of Steve Parker, under Creative Commons

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