Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face. Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.
We work in over 200 ports in 50 countries 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, drop-in seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.
Seafarers rely on us. Day and night, the Mission is on call in 200 ports worldwide and around 50 countries...Read more
In 1836 the Revd John Ashley established the Bristol Channel Mission...Read more
The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare charities...Read more