Maritime ministries have evolved significantly over the past generation, a transformation further underscored by the impacts of pandemic, technological developments, and political instability. Professionals engaged in seafarers’ welfare and ministry must continually refine their skills to effectively navigate changing circumstances.
On February 15th, Fr. Sinclair Oubre, the Stella Maris chaplain in the Diocese of Beaumont, and Sharon Emerson, Executive Director of the Corpus Christi Seafarers’ Center, were presented with the Distinguished Service Award by NAMMA. The presentations took place during
Stella Maris Network Encounter Aims to Bring Perspectives of the Maritime Sector for the Next Decade
São Paulo, November 22, 2023. – Between November 19th and 22nd, 2023, São Paulo hosted the Stella Maris Scalabrinian Network (SMSN) Encounter, gathering esteemed dignitaries from across the globe to present insights into the maritime sector and prospects for the forthcoming decade. The
As the maritime industry continues to evolve, the need for well-equipped and compassionate individuals in maritime ministry becomes increasingly crucial. To address this, in November 2023 ICMA led a comprehensive series of lessons blending online and in-class experiences to provide
Seafarers’ Welfare and Mental Health on the Agenda at the International Maritime Health Symposium in Athens
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Dr. Jason Zuidema (NAMMA/ICMA) The bi-annual International Maritime Health Symposium took place in Athens, Greece from October 5-8. This was the first post-pandemic in-person meeting, the last being in Hamburg in 2019. More than 100
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA The continued dedication to seafarers is as significant as its century-old history. Seafarers, an invisible workforce in a global economic machine continue to, without voice or platform, demand our attention. This reality is the main focus of
On 26 September 2023, the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University hosted a seminar to mobilize community supports for a seafarers’ welfare centre in St. John’s.
by Joel Holt, MNWB https://youtu.be/0CUCzQJcR9Q A bus has been transformed into a mobile seafarer centre for hundreds of seafarers to use in a major UK port. The mobile seafarer centre is being trialled in the Port of Southampton on Thursday, August 17 and
by Susan Huppert and Jason Zuidema, NAMMA https://vimeo.com/851376300?share=copy NAMMA Conference 2023 Video The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) Conference 2023 brought a common vision and long-term commitment together. Chaplains, directors, ship visitors, and volunteers gathered around the theme of “Ready for the
For our 2023 conference, we were honoured to receive remarks from Admiral Steven D. Poulin, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.