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Share your Christmas with a Seafarer [SYCS] – Packing Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers who will help us for an hour to two (or three) on 26 November when we gather at the Bayhead Mission to pack to Christmas Gifts for the seafarers. This annual project which involves all the Missions has been in operation for over 30 years. The packed gifts are distributed to seafarers on ships in port over Christmas. Seafarers are far from home, away from their families and miss all the Christmas celebrations back home.…

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Share your Christmas with a Seafarer [SYCS] – Packing Day

The Durban Seafarers’ Centre in Bayhead was a hive of activity today when a group of enthusiastic volunteers joined two teams to pack 1100 parcels destined as gifts for seafarers. This annual project which involves all the Missions has been in operation for some 31years when gifts are distributed to seafarers on ships in port over Christmas. Seafarers are far from home, away from their families and miss all the Christmas celebrations back home. To ensure that they are not…

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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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