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Sailors’ Society helps with Disaster at Sea

‘I was trapped under the capsized boat for 7 hours. It was dark and cold and I thought I was going to die. I wanted to move but could not get up; I could not move my legs.” These were the words of one of the crew members who were rescued when the chokka [squid] fishing vessel, the Maredon, on her maiden voyage, capsized off St. Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on 16 July 2017. Prior to the 1980’s…

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Sailors’ Society SA Dedication Service

The Sailors’ Society welcomes all to their annual dedication service which has become a highlight on the Sailors’ Society, South Africa’s calendar. At this service chaplains as well as members of the Society re-dedicate themselves to continue serving seafarers and making their well-being our prime concern. The service which will be held on 22 January 2017 at 09h30 at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church opens with a flag procession and the singing of the South African Nation Anthem, Nkosi sikelel’ Afrika.…

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News from Mozambique

Rev Leta Mavombo, our chaplain from Nacala, reports on her chaplaincy duties. Leta recently visited a container ship the KOTA NAZIN from Singapore. Although the seafarers on board were busy they took the time to talk to he and Leta took the opportunity of sharing information of the Sailors’ Society.  She was surprised to hear that it was the first time they had heard about the society. They discussed their work and said that although they were busy, they enjoyed…

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