Supporting the shipping industry

Investing in a healthy, happy crew isn’t just a moral issue for shipping companies – it’s also good for business.

Human error is by far the greatest cause of accidents at sea. Fatigue, stress and poor crew mental health all contribute to crew making poor decisions that can be incredibly costly to life and the bottom line.

Through our Wellness at Sea programme, we can work with your company to provide wellness training and support for crew and management, to help them identify and prevent mental health problems on board. We offer the most comprehensive package of wellness support and training in the maritime industry – find out more here or contact our Wellness at Sea Programme Manager Johan Smith to discuss a tailored approach for your company.

Our chaplains are on hand in 90 ports around the world to offer support and a hand of friendship to your crews. If you would like to see a chaplain in a port where we do not yet operate, please contact us and we would be more than happy to discuss a partnership to make this possible. To see where all our chaplains are located, please visit our find a port chaplain page.

“We’re working with shipping companies to help them offer the best care to their employees, who are the life blood of the industry and our global economy.”

Crisis Response Network

Our Crisis Response Network also provides specialist support to companies in times of crisis. We offer a rapid response trauma care and counselling service for survivors of piracy attacks, natural disasters and crises at sea. You can email our emergency team or call one of our regional contacts:

Africa: Rev J.D. van Schalkwyk - 0027 8330 18022

Asia: Gavin Lim - 0065 9222 4600

Europe: Marc Schippers - 0032495 185691

India: Manoj Joy - 0091 9884 140950

The Philippines: Iris Picardal - 0063 9175 782 118

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