VIVA Energy has been confirmed as the first anchor corporate member for the Mission to Seafarers Melbourne.

Mission to Seafarers Victoria chief manager Sue Dight said Steven Duniam and the VIVA team were “great supporters of the work we do here”.

“The program provides the Mission with support for operations to ensure our ongoing care for the welfare of seafarers in the ports of Melbourne and in return, VIVA Energy have major sponsor status for the Annual Maritime Art Prize, involvement through a CSR program and the opportunity to hold meetings and events at the Mission,” Ms Dight said.

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“We look forward to seeing more of the shipping industry companies and groups following VIVA Energy’s lead and supporting the care of seafarers of whom the industry relies on.”

Viva Energy Australia business manager marine, Stephen Duniam, said the business was “proud and delighted to be a foundation sponsor of the Missions to Seafarers in Melbourne”.

“Viva Energy has had a long history of support for the Mission through our involvement in the Maritime Art Prize, and that expanding our involvement is a natural progression,” Mr Duniam said.

” Viva Energy is heavily involved in the maritime industry as a significant shipper of petroleum products, and through the operation of our three bunker vessels in Sydney, Geelong and Melbourne,” he said.

“We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and this sponsorship recognises the great work and support that the Mission provides to the maritime community.”

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