We’d like to share with you the first Annual Report of Stella Maris South Africa, put together by Fr Rico Talisic, Stella Maris National Director and Cape Town port chaplain. The report covers the period between April 2021 and March 2022.
During this time, Fr Rico has been appointed as the new National Director and Stella Maris South Africa also received a new Bishop Promoter, Bp Vincent Mduduzi Zungu OMI who represents Stella Maris South Africa at the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC).
Stella Maris port chaplains and volunteers tried their best to reach out to more seafarers and fishers during this period. Since April 2021, 570 ships had been visited across the ports of Durban, Richards Bay, and Cape Town. On these ship visits, 1,684 seafarers and fishers had been visited and assisted. In addition, Cape Town had visited 48 hospitalised and quarantined seafarers and fishers due to Covid-19 protocols.
You can find more detail and read case studies and get insights from the pdf document below.