Sailors Society is a personal lifeline for Seafarers
on board ship and when they step ashore in port
We all rely on seafarers. Seafarers rely on us
Did you know that more than 90% of commercial goods are carried by sea?
You and I are dependent on seafarers to live our everyday lives!
Seafarers make the world go round
Sailors’ Society is a Christian- based Non-Profit Organisation reaching out to seafarers of all ranks, faiths, denominations, genders, ethnic backgrounds and nationalities in South African Ports by:
- Visiting crew on merchant ships for friendly interaction, spiritual support andassistance where possible
- Providing trauma counselling when needed
- Assisting piracy victims and their families
- Supporting seafarers in hospital or prison
- Comforting the bereaved
- Providing humanitarian aid for seafarers during disasters and abandonment
Seafarers’ have one of the toughest jobs in the world …
Contracts can require them spending up to nine months at sea, being subjected to loneliness, isolation and extreme environmental conditions.
Seafarers are a vulnerable group …
Often victim to piracy attacks, ship abandonments and human rights abuses. The seafarers’ population has a high prevalence of depression and anxiety, and suicide is considered one of the main causes of death within the industry.
Invitation to Seafarers
If you are a seafarer in a South African port and looking for assistance or just someone to talk to, you have come to the right place