Marine ecosystems are being negligently destroyed all around the globe by dredging ports and marinas, deep sea cabling and drilling. Their destruction combined with marine pollution caused the acidification of the sea and a terrible loss of biodiversity. Byzantine National Lifeboat Institution is launching a world-wide campaign called “Blue Carbon” to monitor the condition of the seabed, the level of blue carbon and to alert the general public and policy makers.
Training of the lifeboat crew members up to STCW (The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafares) is a top priority for Byzantine National Lifeboat Institution.
Building a fleet of lifeboats is essential for a long-term success of the rescue missions. Donors have a chance to attend the official naming ceremony and blessing of the new lifeboat.
Procuring long-range all weather rescue vessels is a top priority for the Byzantine National Lifeboat Institution.
The promotion of Byzantine history and maritime culture is an important cultural mission of the Byzantine National Lifeboat Institution. The Siege of Nicaea took place from May 14 to June 19, 1097 and was an important historical victory for the Byzantine navy. Our campaign aims at reenactment of the siege.