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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

113,982 Seafarers and fishers helped in the UK in 2021

70,000 Ship Visits around the world each year

Seafarers helped in 328 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

Seafarers face mounting risks running the Red and Black Sea gauntlet

Leading maritime charity Stella Maris is warning of the growing dangers facing crew members running the gauntlet of the world’s

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Seafarer charity Stella Maris is warning that Ukrainian seafarers are experiencing increased levels of loneliness and depression amid fears of

Stella Maris establishes cross-sector steering group to help tackle modern slavery in UK ports

Stella Maris is taking proactive measures in the fight against modern slavery with the establishment of a dedicated Steering Group.