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 Visits India and Sri Lanka

    Secretary General Andrew Wright fills us in on the Mission's presence and progress in India and Sri Lanka: Read more

  • Thought of the day

    Geraldine Pearce talks about the challenges and experiences she faced in the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam. Read more

  • Ship Visiting

    Our (relatively) new Assistant Chaplain Thomas Ware what ship visiting means to seafarers... Read more