We all rely on seafarers Seafarers rely on us The Mission to Seafarers strives to meet the needs of all seafarers and their families, irrespective of faith or cultural background. Its simple mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important asset: its people. Seafarers can be separated from their friends and families for up to a year and precious shore leave is not always available. From the centres of the world’s shipping industry, our chaplains and their teams support seafarers who all too often have nowhere to turn to. Throughout a long and distinguished history, the Mission has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world, providing a service in 200 ports, 365 days a year, across 50 countries. 118 of these ports have a Flying Angel Centre. International Headquarters (IHQ) in London directly supports over 50 front-line Staff and around 100 Honorary Chaplains in addition to an army of Volunteers, who visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage in a range of other welfare activity. We are here for seafarers.