In 2018/19 we made 8,000 ship visits in the UK


unwell seafarers received hospital visits from our chaplains


were provided with faith materials


received donated clothing


Parish groups had a talk from a member of our team


were provided with phone cards and internet


Masses we performed onboard


Schools were visited by Stella Maris

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See how we helped seafarers in crisis in 2018/19

Our global network in 2018/19

Made over

70,000 ship visits



Stella Maris Magazines

Responded to

78% more seafarers in crisis

than in 2017/18

Download our Annual Report to read about how we made a difference in 2018/19.

Bep was at sea when his triplets were born early and rushed to intensive care. Medical bills were financially crippling the family, but with help from the Stella Maris welfare fund Bep was able to pay the hospital bills.

“Thank you for letting these boys be with us. Our home has a huge Joy always. Thank you to Stella Maris everyday…We love you…GODBLESS

– Sheila Mae, Bep’s wife

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See our support in action

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

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