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The Apostleship of the Sea provides practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality, belief or race. The port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors welcome seafarers, offer welfare services and advice, practical help, care and friendship.
The Apostleship of the Sea in Great Britain is part of an international network known to the maritime world as Stella Maris. working in more than 250 ports around the world.
90% of world trade is transported by ship. However the life of a modern seafarer can be dangerous and lonely. They may spend up to a year at a time away from home, separated from their family and loved ones and often working in harsh conditions.
The Apostleship of the Sea relies wholly on voluntary contributions, and are only able to continue our work through the generous donations of supporters and volunteers.
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 seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.
3rd August 2017
Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew
Seafarers’ charity and Intermodal charity partner Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) responded to the spiritual and faith needs of the crew of container ship CMA CGM Africa Four when it called at Tilbury port in late July. Read full article >