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Mission to Seafarers

See the Mission to Seafarers website at: http://www.missiontoseafarers.org

About us

There for seafarers in over 200 ports worldwide.

Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face. Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

We work in over 200 ports in 50 countries caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through our global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.

In over 100 ports our Flying Angel centres provide a ‘home away from home’ for seafarers who may have been at sea for up to two years. Here they can enjoy time away from their ship and use internet and phone facilities to get in touch with loved ones after months away.

In an emergency, the MtS is often the only help on offer. No matter what problem a seafarer is facing, be it injury, abandonment, non-payment of wages or personal difficulties, they know they can turn to the local Mission for help, advice and support. Our chaplains and volunteers offer practical and financial support, advocacy services, family liaison or simply a space to talk in a time of crisis.

Our impact Day and night, the Mission is on call for seafarers in over 200 ports worldwide. Seafarers seek our assistance because all too often they have nowhere else to turn. Our chaplains send in stories about the seafarers they meet every day, and each one gives a snapshot of the kinds of challenges and trauma seafarers face, and how our teams around the world support them.

When a seafarer is...

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shipwrecked and has lost everything, the Mission is there with clothes, food, accommodation, safe refuge and that vital phone call home.

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injured and alone in a foreign hospital our staff visit him, offer support and liaise with his family.

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stranded without pay, with no food, money or ticket home, the MtS provides for him and helps with embassy, legal and immigration issues.

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taken hostage by pirates the MtS liaises with his family and is there to offer counselling and post-trauma care for him when he is released.

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not paid by his company after many months at sea, the Mission helps negotiate with his employers and arrange legal or union advice.

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denied shore leave and unable to make contact with his family our ship-visitors take internet-linked laptops, phone cards and newspapers on board.

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on a short turnaround in port with barely any time ashore, our staff transport them to Flying Angel Clubs where they can socialise, have meals, contact their families and enjoy a break from their ship.

See the Mission to Seafarers website at: http://www.missiontoseafarers.org

 

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