Two seafarers from the Navigator Genesis, docked at Fawley terminal recently, enjoyed a welcomed break on land at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre at St Bernard’s Church in Holbury, Hampshire.
The seafarers explained to our volunteers at the centre that they were at anchor off of the Isle of Wright for 30 days.
Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) South Coast Regional Port Chaplain Fr John Lavers says AoS Stella Maris has been monitoring the length of time ships have remained at anchor before entering port at Southampton and Portsmouth.
"For seafarers this is becoming more of a regular occurrence in remaining at anchor for many days before entering port," Fr John says. He adds, "Without access to the internet this time at anchor for long periods of time can be very stressful for seafarers."
Please pray for the seafarers on ships at anchor….Our Lady Star of the Sea (Stella Maris)…Pray for them.