The Sailors’ Society of SA has been appointed by the Sailors Society UK to be the SA Regional Hub to take responsibility for managing our chaplains in Madagascar, Reunion, Ghana and Mozambique. Rev Boet van Schalkwyk will head up this responsibility area as well as the establishing of a Piracy and Crisis Centre in Durban, situated at the Sailors’ Society HQ in Westville, Durban.

With 9 Sailors Society chaplains having attended the courses we have probably the highest skilled group of chaplains in Africa which augurs well for the future responsibility of the Sailors’ Society in South Africa for fulfilling the important tasks of serving all seafarers.