The Vatican has urged governments, ship owners and international organisations to ensure that seafarers’ wellbeing and safety are protected, and their human rights respected.
Global seafarers’ charity Stella Maris has grown its network in Europe with the start of chaplaincy services in Denmark from January.
We have not forgotten them. Hence, we are making a direct and strong appeal to the shipowner GULF NAVIGATION HOLDING to resume the searching and support their respective families in every possible way.
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.
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) is marking Day of the Seafarer by paying tribute to female seafarers and cruise ship crew members.
A port chaplain in Portsmouth, South England, stepped in to provide pastoral care for a reefer ship’s crew upon the request of its manager, Seatrade Groningen BV, after a seafarer died on board.