In memory of Her Majesty

A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sailors' Society's Patron (1952 - 2022)

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Our global work

We provide grants and support to families in need and run projects in seafaring communities around the world: from healthcare for retired seafarers in India to a primary school in Myanmar.

In the Philippines, home to nearly one-third of the world’s seafarers, we’ve built schools, run ferry and library boats for school children, and deliver family resiliency workshops.

Facing the future together.

Our chaplains work in more than 80 ports around the world, reaching 23,000 seafarers every month on ships and in seafarers’ centres, or through our helplines and projects.

We’re a friendly face in a faraway port, offering free Wi-Fi so that seafarers can call home, lifts to the doctor or shops, welfare support and a listening ear.

Facing the future together.

Our pioneering Wellness at Sea programme empowers seafarers to stay physically and mentally fit for the pressures they face every day.

Seafarers can face many dangers in the line of work, from storms and accidents to piracy and imprisonment far from home. Our 24-7 Crisis Response Network is here when crisis hits with trauma care and financial support.

Facing the future together.

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"Times change; but the plights that face seafarers do not. Sailors’ Society is here today, as it has been for the past two centuries, to care for those who work on our seas, and upon whom we all rely. These men and women, an invisible workforce, make great sacrifices; away from loved ones for many months at a time and facing dangers. Each and every one of us owes a huge debt of gratitude to our seafarers and those who support them."

HM Queen Elizabeth II

“For 200 years, Sailors’ Society has supported seafarers, their families and maritime communities, right across the globe and often at the hardest times for them. From building storm shelters and schools to helping families stay connected while loved ones are at sea and offering support, the organisation is a crucial part of the maritime industry and I’m sure it will continue to be so for centuries to come.”

Nusrat Ghani MP

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Seafarers, of all faiths and none, were reached by our chaplains every month in 2020.

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calls were made per month to Sailors’ Society’s helpline set up in response to coronavirus.

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Seafarers are receiving proactive mental health support on board ship through our unique Ship Connect programme.

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