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Stella Maris is the largest ship-visiting network in the world.
We improve the lives of seafarers and fishers through our network of local chaplains and seafarer centres, expert information, advocacy, and spiritual support.

How we help

113,982 Seafarers and fishers helped in the UK in 2021

70,000 Ship Visits around the world each year

Seafarers helped in 328 ports across 54 countries

Our Stories

When the Malaviya Seven ship was detained in Scotland, the crew were abandoned without wages and unable to return home for nearly 18 months.


"Although we were stranded and away from home for a long time, there was always a surety that we were not alone. There was an implied assurance that as long the Stella Maris was present, justice would be served."

– Captain Ashish, Malaviya Seven

Latest news

Stella Maris Thailand chaplain wins anti-trafficking Hero award

Apinya Tajit, Stella Maris Deputy Director in Chanthaburi Diocese, Thailand, has received the U.S. Department of State 2022 Trafficking in

Sea Sunday 2022: Grant seafarers shore leave, urges Vatican

Stella Maris has backed an urgent call from the Vatican for all seafarers to be granted shore leave immediately. In

Pope Francis presented with Stella Maris hi-viz vest

On May 11th, some of Stella Maris’ European chaplains and ship visitors had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis. We