Our Impact in Numbers:

In 2021 we carried out 5,181 ship visits in the UK


seafarers and fishers supported  in the UK


chaplains visiting UK ports day and night


ports across the UK served by our chaplains


Stella Maris faith magazines provided in UK ports


seafarers in the UK were helped to contact family by internet or phone


Masses celebrated onboard ships in UK ports


woolly hats knitted for seafarers by two supporters,
from Stonehaven,


seafarers and their families in urgent need given
intensive, bespoke care through our Centenary Emergency Fund


Increase in ship visits in UK compared to 2020

Download our Life at Sea ReportĀ 

See how we helped seafarers in crisis in 2022

Our global network in 2020

More than

1,000 chaplains and volunteers

around the globe



Stella Maris Magazines

Active in

54 Countries

Download our Annual Review to read about how we made a difference in 2022.

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

Read Bep’s Story >

See our support in action

Supporting Fishermen in South Africa

More than 40 million people are in some form of slavery today according to the International Labour Organisation, including more

Human Rights Abuses

In June 2018 Nicholas Barends, the Stella Maris South Africa national director, found a letter on his office desk from

Volunteering walking towards a ship

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Following a pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the P&I club contacted our London office

Read our real-life stories >