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What we Do

Caring for Seafarers

Seafarers make huge sacrifices to bring us the things we rely on every day. Whatever their background, seafarers can all face huge dangers in the course of doing their jobs. Sailors’ Society is here for them when disaster strikes or when they feel they need a helping hand. See how the Sailors’ Society provides a personal lifeline for seafarers on board ship and when they step ashore. Read more Here

Crisis Response Network

Sailors’ Society’s Durban based Crisis Response Network provides a rapid response trauma care and counselling service for survivors of piracy attacks as well as various disasters at sea. Contact our team on our 24hr emergency response number +27 (0) 83 301 8022 or for general enquiries on +27 (0) 31 266 0695. For more information.

Coronavirus Advice and Support

If you’re a seafarer and you’re worried about coronavirus, Sailors’ Society is here for you. You can find our resources to help you understand and respond to the virus  and contact our chaplains.  A special corona virus section of the Sailors’ Society website can be accessed at here with health information, advice for seafarers on how to manage their mental health in light of the pandemic. Read more here.

How you can Help us

During the course of various events to bring the work of the Sailors’ Society’s to the attention of members of the public and organisations, a plea for help often goes out. However, so many ask “what do you need” – so here is a list of items and ideas. As you will see, nothing is very expensive and complicated.  Above all, some of the suggested items involve group activities which will bring about a better understanding of the vital work…

Share your Christmas with a Seafarer

Once again the International Sailors’ Society (ISSSA) is preparing for the annual Share your Christmas with a Seafarer, which has been operating for just over 30 years in our ports. “We are in the midst of a health crisis of monumental proportions with the Covid-19 Virus.  New and distressing accounts reach us each day. Yet, there are encouraging reports as well; stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Small acts of kindness and selflessness are evident – and you too…

APPEAL FOR FUNDS – Banking Details

The contents of this website represent just a small amount of the Sailors’ Society’s good work.  Like many other non-profit organisations, obtaining funds always presents  a challenge. So we make an appeal to you for donations – remember, no donation is too small. To give you an idea of what we need, please have a look at our 12 Point Plan. You can also use Zapper. Every donation will be acknowledged. SAILOR’S SOCIETY – South Africa Standard Bank Account no.…

The Sailors’ Society provides a personal lifeline for seafarers on board ship and when they step ashore.

COVID-19 and Seafarers Latest News

Sailors’ Society Launches COVID-19 Helpline International maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society has launched a dedicated helpline for seafarers and their families. The confidential, 24 hour service is there to offer support and welfare to those worried or adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sandra Welch, the charity’s COO and director of program, said: “We’ve seen an increase in calls for help and advice of late and there’s a lot of uncertainty, so our new dedicated Covid-19 helpline is a welcome…

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Who Counsels the Counsellors?

By Yvonne de Kock ‘It’s still ‘lockdown’ as regards on board visits to vessels, missions and hospitals. But we’ve set up communications with them via website links for chats and devotions [even airtime renewal] we have the same communication capabilities with many vessels worldwide with 6 of us on a round the clock roster to assist captains and crews with care in these circumstances. We have now set up Skype and call-in lines with vessels worldwide with us covering Africa…

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Emergency Appeal

Sailors’ Society SA is a charity that has been helping seafarers for 200 years, by providing vital emotional and spiritual support to all seafarers in distress. At the moment, we are still in lockdown and we are unable to visit vessels, missions and hospitals; but communication channels have been set up by our international Crisis Response Centre worldwide via Skype and call-in lines for counselling and chats. We will be in communication with many vessels around all continents and six of…

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Contact Details

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More info Linda van Schalkwyk
031 266 0695
office@saiss.co.za

Sailors’ Society

Don’t hesitate to contact our UK based offices.