Jay Brooks on the Work of Sailor’s Snug Harbor
During the CMA Shipping Conference on March 22, 2023 in Stamford, CT, NAMMA sat down with Jay Brooks, Executive Director of Sailors' Snug Harbor, to get an understanding of their work.
Book Review: Foundations of Chaplaincy by Alan T. Baker
Alan T. Baker, Foundations of Chaplaincy: A Practical Guide. Eerdmans, 2021. Foundations of Chaplaincy by Alan T. Baker fills a gap in literature about chaplaincy that can benefit a wide range of readers, including those in maritime ministry. Though there are other
NAMMA Meets Online for 2021 Conference
Seafarers' welfare leaders gathered online on August 10 for the first day of the annual NAMMA Conference. Taking place online for the first time in NAMMA's history, the event brought together 75 registrants and speakers from seafarers ministries and maritime
“A Small Budget and a Big Heart”: Seafarers’ Ministry in the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA It has been strange to California residents to see the waters leading to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angles peppered with ships since the pandemic surge in global shipping began last March. The abnormal flow
Catholic Organizations Uncover Invisible Humanitarian Crisis
By International Catholic Migration Commission Catholic organizations are mobilizing to address an invisible humanitarian crisis affecting men and women who work at sea, while calling on U.S.-based giant retailer Walmart to do more for the wellbeing of seafarers. Have you ever stopped
Tampa Meeting Explores Partnerships to Support Seafarers’ Welfare
From March 5-6 in Tampa, Florida, NAMMA partnered with the International Port Welfare Partnership (IPWP) project for a seminar on developing port welfare committees to support seafarers' welfare. More than 35 individuals participated in the seminar, with representatives especially from
Lessons from Healthcare Chaplaincy for Maritime Ministry
Photo caption: Chaplain David Reid accepts a certificate on behalf of SCI Philadelphia during the ISWAN Seafarers' Welfare Awards ceremony at the ILO in Geneva on April 23, 2018 from ILO Deputy Director Greg Vines for being shortlisted for the
Protecting Migrant Populations from Forced Labor at Sea.
Free COMPASS E-Learning Courses are Now Available! The commercial fishing industry, deemed one of the most important economic sectors in the world, relies on large numbers of migrant workers to flourish. These migrants are frequently recruited from refugee and displaced populations