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COVID-19: HOW WE ARE SUPPORTING SEAFARERS

06th April 2020

Stella Maris chaplains continue to provide support to seafarers, fishers and their families during the Covid-19 crisis, working in close partnership with Stella Maris colleagues around the world, the maritime industry, trades unions and others.

This includes undertaking port visits in order to provide welfare packages and other support to seafarers and fishers, with the permission of port authorities and in full compliance with Government directives. We also continue to support seafarers, fishers and their families via telephone social media.

Please continue to pray for seafarers, fishers, their families and the mission of Stella Maris.


Here's just one example of how are chaplains and ship visitors in Great Britain are supporting seafarers and fishers.

Our Immingham port chaplain Bryony Watson recently delivered some welfare packages to seafarers in port. This is one of the crew members from Arklow Day who was very grateful to receive a package. He has been onboard for 5 months and was due to be going home next month but will probably have his contract extended.

Stella Maris port chaplain Bryony Watson recently delivered welfare packages to seafarers

More examples of how Stella Maris Great Britain are helping seafarers and fishers can be found here.

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And here's an example of how are chaplains and ship visitors around the world are supporting seafarers and fishers.

Good work from our Stella Maris colleagues in Charleston, South Carolina who delivered some shopping to these crew who needed to top up on supplies. The seafarers were not allowed shore leave due to restrictions duirng Covid-19.
Stella Maris Charleston, South Carolina delivering provisions to seafarers

More examples of how our Stella Maris is helping seafarers and fishers around the world can be found here.
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Can our chaplains help?

Get contact details of our chaplains in over 40 countries here.


Resources for seafarers

Faith resources for seafarers during Covid-19.

Practical advise and how to stay safe and well during Covid-19.

Sharing and reflections by Fr Colum Kelly our Chaplain for Pastoral Formation to sustain us spiritually 

Sunday Gospel readings, sharings and prayer by Charles Stuart our Southampton port chaplain and John Fogarty Dover & Medway port chaplain - visit our YouTube channel here.