During these hugely turbulent times, seafarers continue to transport more than 90% of the world’s good. While most key workers are being provided with PPE, given deserved support and recognized for their dedication, most seafarers are experiencing travel restrictions preventing them from returning home and extended contracts onboard vessels, hugely impacting their mental wellbeing.
In response to this challenge, we are pleased to be partnering with Wilhelmsen Ship Management, to raise funds for the Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund, which will help provide support where it is most needed, often in life-changing situations.
Around the world, right now, our Chaplain in Tuticorin, India, is taking food on a weekly basis to families who are hungry and unable to buy food. With seafarers unable to join ships easily because of the crew change difficulties, their breadwinner is no longer unable to provide and support them.
Within the UK, originally here for training, 94 Indian cadets couldn’t complete their studies and require support in registering with the High Commission for repatriation, as well as food vouchers and safe accommodation.
In the Philippines, we provide a minibus to transfer seafarers from their dormitories to their homes, after mandatory quarantine, due to strict lockdown in Manila, allowing seafarers who are Covid-free to return to their loved ones, as well as essential supplies of food and water.
Aside from these cases, there are thousands of seafarers need our support daily, all around the world, and this campaign will ensure seafarers and their families can be supported, and reunited with their loved ones during these desperate times.
Funds donated via this site will support these cases, others like these and COVID-19 related requests for support from seafarers and their families.
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