We help seafarers in need with our practical, spiritual, and emotional support
When a crisis strikes our team are always on hand, From supporting crews who have been abandoned, to helping seafarers to get their overdue wages paid, or visiting someone in hospital, we support seafarers through some of the toughest times of their lives.
Long months at sea mean seafarers and fishermen rarely get to Mass – so our chaplains and ship visitors can arrange for this to happen on board whenever possible. We also provide faith resources, such as our Stella Maris magazine, prayer books and rosaries.
If you are a seafarer or fisher in need of support, whatever issue you are facing, we can help
How we helped in the UK in 2021
Our chaplains performed Mass on board for 11 crews across the UK and provided faith materials to over 2,000 seafarers.
We provided 1,171 seafarers and fishers with phone and internet to enable them to get in touch with their loved ones.
Help in an emergency
We supported 67 seafarers and their families with bespoke, intensive support to help them through a crisis – from unpaid wages to modern slavery and medical emergencies.
Where we work
Stella Maris is the largest ship visiting network in the world. We have chaplains in over 300 ports spanning 54 countriesFind a chaplain