The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

We work in over 200 ports 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, Flying Angel seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.

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Knitting for Seafarers

Seafarers travel all over the world, often in chilly locations and rely on the warmth knitters and supporters provide by knitting woolly hats and scarves.

Publications

The Mission to Seafarers' publications library includes our Strategy 2016-2020 and Prayer Diary 2019...

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Stats and facts

Over 90% of world trade is carried by the sea, providing work for the world's 1.5 million seafarers...

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News

  • Volunteer Beryl recognised with award

    During the opening of the new Port Talbot centre last month, 80 year old Beryl Leyshon was presented with an award in recognition for her long-standing volunteering work. Read more

  • New grant to increase and diversify our volunteer base

    A £110k grant from Seafarers UK will support our new UK volunteering outreach strategy for 2019, which aims to increase the number of young people (25-45) and female volunteers, as well as those from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Read more

  • Discount for CMA Shipping Conference

    The CMA Shipping Conference is offering a $300 discount (which is normally only available to CMA Members) on tickets, for supporters of the The Mission to Seafarers. Read more

Blogs

  • Andrew Wright's April update

    I have just spent a day as an “intern”. I worked alongside Miranda Peters, both in her role at the Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest in London, a wonderful home for retired seafarers and for others as well, and in her role as MtS Chaplaincy Assistant in the Port of Tilbury. Read more

  • Personal stories: Leo De Freitas

    Dr Leo John De Freitas, reflects on his father's life as a seafarer and how the Mission to Seafarers offered him support when he needed it most. Read more

  • Ship visiting- a reflection

    For the past five weeks I have been shadowing one of the chaplains working in ports in the north of England, to understand the needs of seafarers when they go on shore leave and how these needs are met by welfare services and organisations working in the area. Read more