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.


Working in 200 ports and 50 countries

The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare charities...

Mission impact

Our 200 ports regularly send us information and statistics on their local welfare work...


Author: Laura Hayes

Stats and facts

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


Author: Adam Popeck



  • Secretary General Update

    Secretary General Andrew Wright shares his thoughts with us in the Mission blog: Read more

  • A Day in the Life of a Chaplain

    Advocate, negotiator, fundraiser, manager, pastor and friend - just a few of the many personas that Revd. Dr Paul Burt assumes in his role as The Mission to Seafarers Regional Director in South Asia and The Gulf: Read more

  • Seafarers Matter – today and every day

    This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer to recognise the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world: Read more