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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

1.5 Million Seafarers given support each year

70,000 Ship Visits around the world each year

Seafarers helped in 316 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

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

Stella Maris helps reunite Ukrainian captain with family fleeing war

Just before Christmas, our East Anglia regional port chaplain Julian Wong facilitated a last-minute day trip into London for the

Celebrating Easter as a cruise chaplain

Fr David Burke, Stella Maris Trustee and Cruise Chaplain spent Holy Week and Easter on board the MV Azura, ministering