Every year, thanks to your support, we help thousands of seafarers and fishers who are in need. Here, we tell some of their stories.

Featured case study

Malaviya Seven

When the Malaviya Seven ship was detained in Scotland, the crew were abandoned without wages and unable to return home for nearly 18 months. Here, Captain Ashish tells his story ” I remember the first visit by the Stella Maris … Read more

Human Rights Abuses

In June 2018 Nicholas Barends, the Stella Maris South Africa national director, found a letter on his office desk from

Volunteering walking towards a ship

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Following a pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the P&I club contacted our London office

A Friend in an Emergency

Having a good friend is like having a safety-net, it means that you know you’ll never be lonely, you’ll always

Dilip’s Story

Dilip Fernando arrived in Scotland ready to work in what is considered, one of the toughest industries in the world:

Malaviya Seven

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

Bep’s Story

When Bep found out his newborn son was critically ill he was distraught and turned to Stella Maris for help