Welfare charity Stella Maris – Apostleship of the Sea – has launched a new version of its global port chaplains’ directory for seafarers in its centenary year.
The directory lists chaplain contact details for over 300 ports and terminals in 41 countries where the charity's 230 chaplains are based ready to help seafarers get quick access to pastoral and practical support wherever they are in the world.
The Seafarers' Centres provide a space where seafarers can go to relax, contact family, socialise, receive counselling and speak to a chaplain away from the environment of their ships. They can also get help with hospital visits, transportation to local shops, WiFi connection and phone cards.
Stella Maris CEO Martin Foley said: 'Stella Maris has the largest ship visiting network globally and our experience shows that face-to-face contact is unique and irreplaceable. This directory provides seafarers useful points of contact should they need urgent support and assistance.'