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"We all rely on seafarers. Now, more than ever, they rely on us."

March 2020

Sailors' Society launches COVID-19 resources and appeal International maritime welfare charity Sailors' Society has launched a suite of practical res...

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"We all rely on seafarers. Now, more than ever, they rely on us."
Sailors’ Society suspends port activity and rolls out virtual seafarer support in response to coronavirus

March 2020

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society is offering virtual chaplaincy to seafarers as it suspends its port activities in response to the coro...

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Floating library brings books to marginalised children this World Book Day

March 2020

British maritime charity launches book boat in the Philippines This World Book Day, a UK charity is launching a library with a difference to tackle ...

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Sailors' Society supports quarantined seafarers

February 2020

Seafarers quarantined due to Coronavirus have been receiving support from a special Sailors’ Society helpline. The charity is offering telephone or...

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Seafarers’ chaplain honoured for 50 years of service

January 2020

Rev Bill McCrea has been honoured by Southampton-based international maritime charity Sailors’ Society for 50 years of service. Chaplain to families ...

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Seafarer returns home for the first time in nine years

January 2020

Seafarer Mohammed (right) with Sailors' Society chaplain for Deendayal port, Praison Alexander Sailors' Society is delighted for Syrian seafarer Moha...

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‘Santa of the sea’ honoured for 50 years of service

December 2019

The Rev Bill McCrea has played Santa to seafarers for decades – but this year the charity he volunteers with wants to give him something back. Sail...

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Crew stranded in Portland Port to be home for Christmas

December 2019

Nine Russian seafarers stranded in Portland Port after their ship was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will all be repatriated by ...

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Two Simons welcome seafarers to Southampton

October 2019

Seafarers coming into Southampton port will receive a warm welcome and offer of support from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s newest ...

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Day of Prayer gives grant for seafarers' families

October 2019

Women's World Day of Prayer has donated £5,000 towards supporting wives and children of seafarers through Sailors’ Society in the Philippines. The gr...

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