Where Can I Get Help?

Are you one of the 1.89 million people around the world working at sea, or a loved one of someone who is? The dangers of being a seafarer can be huge, and include shipwreck, abandonment and being separated from those you care about.

The Mission to Seafarers is a great source of support for anyone working in the industry, and we’ve been helping people like you since the 19th century.

We work in over 200 ports in 50 countries and are available 365 days a year. We can provide help and support, no matter your nationality, gender or religion. Our network of chaplains, staff and volunteers can help with any problem – whether it’s emotional, practical or spiritual support that you need.

Our support includes:

  • Visiting ships to check crew members are well
  • Providing SIM cards to connect you with loved ones and transport when you’re on land
  • Help connecting you to other organisations, or speaking to them on your behalf
  • Emergency support
  • Seafarers’ centres, where you can relax, connect to wifi, and have something to eat and drink
    Advocacy, if you need it.

Our mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important asset: its people.

To find out where we work and how to connect with one of our chaplains, please visit the Our Ports page.

Alternatively, you can connect instantly with a chaplain via our 24hr chat service. Whatever you want to talk about, simply click ‘Chat’ in the bottom right corner of the screen.

If you need help and support on a welfare or justice issue, please get in touch with us on [email protected]

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