Chaplain Paul Richardson

Christmas Cheer in the Port of Durban

Santa Claus arrived in the Port of Durban recently and enlisted his helpers, the chaplains of various Missions, to accompany him and board vessels in port to hand out gifts – part of the 1400 parcels packed by other volunteers. Paul Richardson and Jessie John, Sailors’ Society chaplain and missionary respectively, together with Santa visited 7 ships on 8 December to the delight of the seafarers. On this visit 159 gifts were handed out. Crews gave the Christmas visitors a…

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More News from the Crisis Response Centre – Spring Bay; Fit Chaplains

  The Sailors’ Society Crisis Response Centre, under the leadership of Rev. Van Schalkwyk, CEO, stepped into the breach when he received information in June regarding the plight of the crew of the vessel, the SPRING BAY berthed in the Port of Maputo. The Russian and Ukrainian crew had not received wages for 6 months, contracts had expired and there was a lack of food and drinking water on board as well as uncollected garbage. Rev. Van Schalkwyk went to…

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