From Thailand to Tanzania, The Mission to Seafarers is there for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. We offer:
A Chance To Call Home
Our Flying Angel phone card is known by seafarers around the world and can be used to contact friends and loved ones. At our centres you’ll find wifi internet for Skype calls, as well as phone connections.
If you are in trouble in a foreign port the Mission to Seafarers is there to help. Our chaplains can contact your family and find local support and advice. We are there for seafarers who have no one else to turn to.
Health At Sea
It is often difficult to keep a healthy lifestyle when you are a seafarer. We have supplied some useful advice and links which we hope will help you to keep healthy on board – fitness, healthy eating, lifestyle advice etc.
International Drop-in Centres
We have seafarers’ centres in 121 ports, offering food and drink, television, books and a place to relax away from your ship.
Our chaplains visit hundreds of ships a day in ports around the world to give seafarers a friendly welcome and offer help, support and advice.
Someone To Talk To
Our chaplains are good listeners. If you just need someone to talk to about worries or problems, they will be happy to sit with you and offer support and advice.
Mission centres provide Christian services, spiritual support and opportunities for prayer and quiet reflection. We serve seafarers of all beliefs and work in partnership with other faith groups to meet their spiritual needs, whatever they may be.
In many ports our chaplains provide transport to take seafarers to the nearest town for shopping and sightseeing, so that you can make the most of your time ashore.
If you’re having employment problems, have not been paid or need help accessing legal advice, our chaplains can help you to speak to the right people.