Today, on International Day of the Seafarer, The Mission to Seafarers would like to extend a massive thank you to every single seafarer around the globe, in honour and in celebration of your hard work, resilience and dedication.


Your work is essential to the existence of the global economy. It’s what keeps it afloat. Yet very few people have a true understanding of what happens at sea and the dangers you face. But we’re listening.


Our aim today, and every other day of the year, is to raise your profile on a global scale, and to encourage others to do the same.


Today we stand in solidarity with our seafarer friends around the world, with the message that we will continue to champion your rights and offer you our unconditional support in times of need.


To mark the importance of today, here is a special message from our Secretary General, Rev. Andrew Wright: