by Susan Huppert, NAMMA The Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey extends Christmas cheer to the international seafarers who bring Christmas to others through their labor. The ecumenical faith agency provides for the human needs of seafarers and the wellbeing of those
by Christiaan De Beukelaer, The Conversation It has been rightly described as a humanitarian crisis and a modern form of forced labour. In the early months of 2020, stranded cruise ships became a stark symbol of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now it is seafarers
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA The Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center continues to serve seafarers during Christmas thanks to a generous gift of $750US from the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Seafarers’ Trust. The funds applied for by the International Christian Maritime Association
This is the 2020 issue of The MARE Report magazine. The MARE Report (MARE is the 'sea' in Latin) is a new magazine published by the North American Maritime Ministry Association to discuss issues affecting seafarers' welfare providers and their supporters.
A collection of chaplains and ministry directors talk frankly about what may be ahead. Will fundraising be as difficult as 2020? It will be different. Reverend Philip Vandercook, Executive Director of Global Maritime Ministries in New Orleans, steps back when responding. His
By Chaplain David Reid MA AFNI Ship gangway design has not materially changed in the past 50 years. However, ships have changed substantially in terms of size, manning and function – the humble ship’s gangway or accommodation ladder, as it is
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Familiarity brings comfort. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s fundraising for seafarer centers, ministries and those who support mariners was critically challenged. The normal ways of attracting donations have no longer been possible. Large group banquets
by Dr. Helen Devereux - Researcher in Seafarer Health and Safety, Solent University This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons License. Read the original article. The suspected hijacking of the oil tanker Nave Andromeda off the coast of
Stella Maris celebrates 100 years of consistent service and care across the globe.