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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

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.

New vehicle to boost our vital work in Ukraine

Stella Maris is pleased to announce the deployment of a new vehicle for its chaplaincy and ship-visiting work in Ukraine, funded

World Maritime Day 2023

To mark this year’s World Maritime Day on 28th September, our CEO Tim Hill MBE and Chair of Trustees Esteban