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Weary crew spirits lifted

16th March 2020

The ship Venture Harmony came in to port in Northfleet in early March with a weary crew having been at sea for more than 50 days, so there was much relieve and delighted smiles when Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) Dover & Medway Port Chaplain John Fogarty boarded the vessel.
              On the first of John's many visits on board, he supplied much needed sim cards after contact from the Master.
              One officer said, “You don’t realise what good this brings into their lives”. 
              On subsequent visits John took almost all of the ship's crew (five per journey) to shops.
              He was accompanied on some visits by Stella Maris ship visitor from Chatham Bob Bushnell. 
              John also had three pastoral visits on board for private conversations for the seafarers who needed it.
John Fogarty with some of the crew
John Fogarty and Bob Bushnell with some of the crew