In 2020 we directly ministered to 17,300 seafarers and fishers in the UK
seafarers and fishers supported within Covid-19 restrictions in the UK
gospel readings were filmed and emailed to crews
woolly hats knitted for seafarers by our amazing supporters in Tisbury, Wiltshire!
chaplains visiting UK ports day and night
of seafarers we surveyed said Wi-Fi units were vitally important to stay connected with their families
of seafarers we surveyed suffered significant financial impact during the pandemic
ports across the UK served by our chaplains
months that one seafarer had been aboard his vessel before receiving a visit from anyone – as told to our chaplain (their first visitor)
See how we helped seafarers in crisis in 2020
Our global network in 2020
1,000 chaplains and volunteers
around the globe
Stella Maris Magazines
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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…GOD BLESS“
– Sheila Mae, Bep’s wife
See our support in action
In June 2018 Nicholas Barends, the Stella Maris South Africa national director, found a letter on his office desk from
Following a pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the P&I club contacted our London office
Having a good friend is like having a safety-net, it means that you know you’ll never be lonely, you’ll always