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.


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.

Mission impact

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

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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  • The Mission to Seafarers Enhances its Global Influence

    The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) welcomes two new colleagues to its International Headquarters in London to facilitate and strengthen its international engagement strategy through communication and corporate partnerships Read more

  • Port Giles Alfresco Seafarers' Centre

    On Sunday 9 September, over 60 people from around the tiny community of Edithburgh on the Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, gathered at the Flying Angel Centre for the blessing and opening of an alfresco, outdoor kitchen and memorial garden. Read more

  • Seafarers call for human resource management in the latest Seafarers' Happiness Index

    Seafarers from across the world have responded to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index. In answering questions about their lives at sea, they have called for ship owners, operators and managers to have designated human resource management in place to address concerns and to reflect the growing appreciation and importance of seafarer mental health and wellbeing on board and at sea. Read more


  • Mission to Seafarers Singapore Port Chaplain Short Voyage

    The Mission to Seafarers Singapore appreciates Team Tankers International, as Owners, and ASP Ship Management Singapore, as Technical Managers, for arranging a short sailing stint for the Singapore Port Chaplain on one of their tankers in August 2018 Read more

  • Mental Health and Seafarers: a Canadian response

    The Mission to Seafarers invited its Regional Director for Canada to write about mental health amongst seafarers, and how she and her team are addressing this growing concern. Read more

  • Thought of the day

    Jake Pass, Senior Port Welfare Officer, reflects on Lent and its meaning: Read more