Putting food on the table, paying household bills and loans and ensuring job security are among the top concerns faced by seafarers as they cope with the impact that COVID-19 is having on their lives and that of their families.
The head of Portsmouth Catholic Diocese has sent a message of support and prayed for cruise ship workers currently on ships off the South Coast of England.
With seafarers in the front line of maintaining the world’s supply of food, fuel, and medical supplies and equipment through the COVID-19 outbreak, Apostleship of the Sea port chaplains are continuing to provide them with practical help and pastoral care.
Global maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) has reached out to cruise ship crew members as many are left stranded on board with vessels not being allowed to berth at ports.
As such, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) is adapting its provision of welfare services during the pandemic so that seafarers and fishers continue to be supported during this critical time.
Global maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) in Seychelles has stepped in to assist a crew of five fishermen who were cast adrift in the Indian Ocean following an engine failure.
Global maritime charity has issued guidance for its GB port chaplains and ship visitors following the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The charity also deploys chaplains on cruise ships to support crew welfare.
Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) has launched a brand new version of its global port chaplains’ directory which helps seafarers get quick access to pastoral and practical support wherever they are in the world.
While most businesses and companies have started winding down operations in preparation for the Christmas holidays, global maritime charity Stella Maris will be busy supporting the many seafarers who face unseen difficulties this time of year.