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Suicide is a Major Cause of Seafarer Deaths

Suicide is a major killer of seafarers.  Because of long contracts, isolation and separation from family and loved ones, many seafarers fall prey to depression and hopelessness.This is a wake-up Read More …

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“Tea for Two” on Board the Santa Rosa

When chaplain Jessie John boarded the container ship, the SANTA ROSE for a visit in December she didn’t know what a treat was in store. She met Chef Liliya Romashkina Read More …

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Sailors’ Society SA Dedication Service on 27 January 2019

The Sailors’ Society SA welcomes all to their annual dedication service on 27 January 2019 which has become a highlight on the calendar of the Society. Chaplains as well as Read More …

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Milestones as Chaplains visit Hundreds of Ships in Durban Port

Chaplain Paul Richardson and Ship Visitor Jessie John from the Durban Sailors’ Society, both achieved ‘milestones’ during December when Richardson boarded his 1300th ship and John her 600th during the course Read More …

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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. Read More …

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