New directory to help seafarers

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea has launched an enlarged directory of port chaplains around the world to help seafarers access help and advice more easily. The Port Chaplain Directory 2014 contains the phone numbers and email addresses of the Catholic maritime agency’s chaplains in over 260 ports worldwide. Apostleship of the Sea Director of […]

Apostleship of the Sea extends support to seafarers and fishers following typhoon

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is assisting fishermen in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. It has emerged that fishermen and coastal communities make up more than half of the casualties in the Visayas, one of the main areas ravaged by the storm. This startling statistic provided by Pamalakaya, a national fishers’ group in […]

New Port Chaplain for London

As the shipping community gathered in London for the London International Shipping Week, seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea stressed that crew welfare must remain a top priority for the industry. Newly-appointed Port Chaplain for Thames and Tilbury Wojciech Holub believes the work of the organisation, which includes ship visits and practical support for seafarers, […]

Seafarers’ charity provides support following death of burns victim

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has been providing support to the wife and fellow crewmen of a seafarer who died after suffering severe burns in an engine room fire last week. The 8,500 tonne vessel, the Mississippi Star, contained no cargo and had left Teesport en route to Antwerp, Belgium, when the fire […]

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping

A port chaplain from seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea has spoken of his visits to a containership that this week had four of its crew kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. It was reported that the containership Hansa Marburg was attacked on Monday 130 miles south-west of the port of Malabo. […]

Port chaplain shocked at ship sinking

An Apostleship of the Sea port chaplain has spoken of meeting the crew of the cargo ship that sank in the North Sea on Wednesday, leaving five seafarers dead and six missing. The Baltic Ace sank off the coast of Belgium and the Netherlands after colliding with a containership. The coastguard say there is little […]