East London

Sailors’ Society Reaches out to Comfort Seafarers

The East London branch of the Sailors’ Society recently had the privilege of sharing God’s love in a practical way, with the crew of the Al Messilah. A member, Sharnae Hopewell shares this lovely outreach story with us and how she and two colleagues packed the care packages over a weekend. The vessel had been in the Port of East London for some time.  Owing to Covid-19 protocols, no visitors were allowed aboard, neither were  seafarers permitted to come ashore.…

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Taking care of the Survivors and families of the Maredon

You may remember the account of the fishing vessel, the MAREDON which capsized near St Francis Bay with a loss of life of a number of crew members. Rev Boet and Mrs Linda van Schalkwyk visited East London [Sailors’ Society Branch] and Port Elizabeth as well as Humansdorp in October as a follow up visit after the tragedy. Rev Van Schalkwyk met families of the deceased crew members who reported that families have still not been paid the insurance claim…

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Passenger Liner in East London

Our chaplain in East London, Alfie Horrmann, has sent us this photo. This is a big news for the small East London port. This Cruise Liner was built in 1991; it accommodates 624 passengers, 292 crew, has 8 decks with 294 cabins. It’s destination is Diego Suarez

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