The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

We work in over 200 ports caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through our global network of Chaplains, Staff and Volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship-visits, Flying Angel seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.


Working in 200 ports and 50 countries

The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare charities...

Mission impact

Our 200 ports regularly send us information and statistics on their local welfare work...


Author: Laura Hayes

Stats and facts

Over 90% of world trade is carried by the sea, providing work for the world's 1.5 million seafarers...


Author: Adam Popeck



  • The Mission to Seafarers Scoops Two Awards

    Torquay Mission representatives were presented with an Outstanding Award for the Falmouth Mission Garden in the Royal Horticultural Society’s South West in Bloom Awards... Read more

  • The One Hundred Day Journey

    “If you can’t remember where you’ve been, the journey seems to be never-ending.” - Mark Lawson Jones reflects on his time at port and interactions with seafarers. Read more

  • Is There Such A Thing As Fair Shipping?

    Secretary General Andrew Wright reflects on a question posed to him at London International Shipping Week Read more