The Mission to Seafarers Richards Bay

Richards Bay

Welcome to Richards Bay

Please find contact details, facilities and opening times for the port on this page. Should you wish to contact a Chaplain, please click here or get in touch with the local team using the contact details below.

  • Chapel/Quiet Room
  • Library/Book Exchange
  • Indoor Games
  • Television/Satellite
  • Meal/Snacks
  • Free WiFi
  • Email/Internet
  • Telephone/Phone cards
  • Bar
  • Free Transport to and from the vessel
  • Shop
  • Postcards/Stamps
  • Free Books and Magazines
  • Karaoke
  • Souvenirs/Curios
Contact Details

Contacts :
Mark Classen - Port Chaplain - Tel: +27 82 744 5554
Evangeline B. Classen - Ship Visitor - Tel: +27 60 971 5265

Facsimile : +27 86 460 8660
Opening times :
Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 16:00
Sat : 10:00 - 16:00
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

The above is but just a few of the services we offer our seafarers on a regular basis. There are however others e.g. an entertainment evening once a month, where seafarers can listen to a wide variety of music, sung by very talented musicians. We also, in extreme cases when a seafarer cannot leave the vessel, go to town to purchase something needed urgently.

We are also looking at improving our services, by brainstorming feasible ideas, which we hope to receive funds for (via donations or sponsoring) in order to implement them asap. Some of these ideas include outdoor games e.g. basketball, and cricket.

Our hope and dream is to see our Seafarers Centre filled up to the brim every day and night, with seafarers that can feel relaxed and happy. Those that aren't, we would like them to feel comfortable and safe enough to share their thoughts with one of the very capable Chaplains on hand.

We love our seafaring friends, and hope to see them often in our well-loved, happy and cosy centre.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, now and forever!

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