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Sailors’ Society Follows up with Outreach to the Maredon Crew

The tragic incident of the chokka [squid] fishing vessel, the Maredon, on her maiden voyage, which capsized off St. Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on 16 July 2017 is still not forgotten. Of the 16 crew members, twelve crew members were rescued including the Captain and First Mate and four crew members were confirmed deceased. It was during this time that Rev Boet van Schalkwyk, Principal Chaplain of the Sailors’ Society, SA and Regional Co-ordinator of the Crisis Response…

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The Sailors’ Society has helped seafarers for 200 years

Sailors’ Society was founded 200 years ago in London to minister to the needs of destitute seafarers who had returned home from the Napoleonic Wars.Sailors’ Society celebrates its bicentenary on 18 March 2018, Innovation has always played an important role in the charity’s welfare work and in May of 1818, the then Port of London Society moored Speedy, a former sloop of war, on the Thames, repurposing it as a chapel where seafarers could congregate and pray. Take a walk…

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Spirited ISS Annual Dedication Service in Durban

What has become a highlight on the Sailors’ Society, South Africa’s calendar is the annual Dedication Service where chaplains as well as members of the Society re-dedicate themselves to continue serving seafarers and making their well-being our prime concern. Held at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church the service opens with a flag procession and the singing of the South African Nation Anthem, Nkosi sikelel’ Afrika. Members of the S.A. Army Band who always add to the vibrant atmosphere of this service…

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